Five New Food Contact Substances Open for Public Comments

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On 21 April, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 5 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. These 5 substances includes 1 new food contact additive, 1 food contact additive with expanded scope, and 3 new food contact resins. The deadline for public comments is 13 May, 2021.

(1) New food contact additive (1 type)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

2-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propen-1-yl-, chloride (1:1), polymer with 2-propenamide, decarboxylated, hydrochlorides

913068-94-7

Paper and paperboard

0.5 (count as the dry paper)

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope (1 type)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Paraffin wax

8002-74-2

Rubber

3

(3) New food contact resins (3 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl

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Coating and coating film

80 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Styrene polymer with ethyl acrylate, methacrylic acid and glycidyl methacrylate

56990-26-2

Coating and coating film

82.1 (count as the dry weight of coating)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid

39332-53-1

Coating and coating film

16.3 (count as the dry weight of coating)

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Reference

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