Two New Food Contact Substances Open for Public Comments

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On 8 June, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 2 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments, including 1 food contact additive with expanded scope, and 1 food contact resin with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 29 June, 2020.

(1) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

Polyethylene

CAS No.

9002-88-4

Scope

Plastic: POM

Maximum Level of Use

0.3

SML/QM

/

Remark

The use temperature of the POM plastic materials and articles which added this substance shall not exceed 121 oC.

(2) Food contact resin with expanded scope

Name

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and ethenylbenzene

CAS No.

25085-39-6

Scope

Adhesive

Maximum Level of Use

Appropriate level

SML/QM

6 mg/kg (SML: count as Acrylic acid);

ND (SML: 1,3-butadiene, DL=0.01 mg/kg);

1 (QM: 1,3-butadiene);

Remark

Adhesives produced with this substance as raw materials can only be used as pressure sensitive adhesive for indirect contact food, and the adhesive can only for filling into a tin at room temperature for long-term storage (including hot filling and pasteurization under conditions: T≤70 oC, t≤2 h or T≤100 oC, t≤15 min).

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Reference

CFSA News