NHC Approved Five New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 22 October, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved five new food contact substances (No. 9 of 2021), including 1 new food contact additive, 1 food contact additive with expanded scope, 3 new food contact resins.

(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

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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