NHFPC Approved Six New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 22 March, 2018, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) approved six new food contact substances, including 1 new food contact additive, 1 food contact additive with expanded scope and usage, 3 new food contact resins, and 1 food contact resin with expanded scope and usage,

(1) New food contact additive

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Homopolymers of distillates (petroleum), C3-6, piperylene-rich (C5) and copolymers with one or more of the following: isobutylene (C4), styrene, and alpha-methylstyrene

Adhesive

Appropriate level as required in production

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope and usage

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

919-30-2

Plastic: Polyamide (PA)

0.0145

(3) New food contact resins

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Polymer of adipic acid with isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, 2,2-dihydroxymethyl butanol and dimethyl-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxyla

Coating

75

Polymer of isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride, phosphoric acid, trimethylol propane and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

Coating

3.5

Polymer of isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid, adipic acid, trimethylol propane, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol and ethylene glycol

Coating

81

(4) Food contact resin with expanded scope and usage

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Polyvinyl chloride

9002-86-2

Coating

50

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NHFPC Approved Six New Food Contact Substances in China