NHC Approved Sixteen New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 14 August, 2020, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved sixteen new food contact substances, including 3 new food contact additives, 5 food contact additives with expanded scope, 8 new food contact resins.

(1) New food contact additives

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Microfibrillated cellulose pulp

65996-61-4

Paper and paperboard

5 (count as the dry weight of fiber)

2-Butenedioic acid (2E)-, dibutyl ester, homopolymer

Coating and coating film

2

2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester, polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenamide

25085-36-3

Plastic: ABS

1

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Calcium stearate

1592-23-0

Plastic: PEEK

0.03

2,5-Furandione, dihydro-, mono-C15~20-alkenyl derivs.

68784-12-3

Plastic: PE, PP

0.48

Polyethylene

9002-88-4

Rubber

2

C.I. Solvent Violet 36;

1,8-bis[(4-Methylphenyl) amino]-9,10-anthracenedione;

82-16-6

Plastic: AS

0.0005

Octadecyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate

2082-79-3

Plastic: PB-1

0.045

(3) New food contact resins

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Fatty acid, C18- unsaturated, dimers, polymers with caprolactam and hexamethylenediamine

2068097-08-3

Plastic

Styrene block polymers with 2-methyl-1,3- butadiene and 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated

132778-07-5

Plastic

Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, benzoate

52907-82-1

Coating and coating film

19.7 (count as the coating formula)

Polymer of 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane, 2-methylpropane-1,3-diol, tricyclo(5.2.1.02,7)decan- 4,8-dimethanol,benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, benzene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid, cis-butenedioic acid, 5-isocyanato-1-isocyanatomethyl-1,3,3- trimethylcyclohexane

Coating and coating film

30 (count as the coating formula)

Polymer of butanediol-1,4, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol-1,2, trimethylolpropane, dimethyl terephthalate, isophthalic acid and sebacic acid

Coating and coating film

30 (count as the coating formula)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

24938-04-3

Coating and coating film

20 (count as the coating formula)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, ethenylbenzene, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol

Coating and coating film

85 (count as the coating formula)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, 1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

61039-00-7

Coating and coating film

50 (count as the coating formula)

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Reference

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