NHC Approved Nineteen New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 26 July, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved nineteen new food contact substances, including 3 new food contact additives, 9 food contact additives with expanded scope, 7 new food contact resins.

(1) New food contact additives (3 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

Silicic acid, sodium salt, reaction product with chlorotrimethylsilane and isopropyl alcohol

68988-56-7

Paper and paperboard

0.00585% (count as the dry weight)

Dodecylguanidine hydrochloride

13590-97-1

Paper and paperboard

0.02% (count as the dry weight)

Poly(1,4-butylene adipate)

25103-87-1

Plastic

0.09%

(2) Food contact additives with expanded scope (9 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

Talc

14807-96-6

Plastic: PLA

30%

Phosphorous trichloride, reaction products with 1,1’-biphenyl and 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol

119345-01-6

Plastic: PPSU, PESU

PPSU: 0.15%

PESU: 0.115%

C.I. solvent red 135

20749-68-2

Plastic: PCT

0.03%

C.I. pigment violet 15

12769-96-9

Plastic: PS

3%

Zinc phosphate

7779-90-0

Coating and coating film

12% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Ethanol, 2-amino-

141-43-5

Paper and paperboard

0.041% (for paper

and paperboard, count as the dry weight);

0.01% (for paper coating, count as the dry weight)

2,4-Bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-6-

(2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxyphenyl)

-1,3,5-triazine

2725-22-6

Plastic: PP, PE

0.03% (except for water-based foods)

2-Methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-ethyl-2-[[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-

propenyl) oxy] methyl]-1,3-propanediyl ester

3290-92-4

Rubber

1.2%

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

25134-51-4

Plastic: ABS

0.036%

(3) New food contact resins (7 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level

2-Butenedioic acid (E)-, polymer with 1,3-isobenzofurandione and tricyclodecanedimethanol

68784-89-4

Coating and coating film

15% (count as the dry weight of coating)

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 1,6-hexanediol

Coating and coating film

80% (count as the dry weight of coating)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate

26589-46-8

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,2-ethanediol, 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol] and β3,β3,β9,β9-tetramethyl-2,4,8,10

-tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol

2146168-28-5

Plastic

Appropriate level

Poly[imino-1,4-butanediylimino (1,10-dioxo-1,10-decanediyl)]

26247-06-3

Plastic

Appropriate level

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and ethyl 2-propenoate

68698-72-6

Adhesive (Indirect contact with food)

20 g/m2 (count as the dry weight)

2,5-Furandione, polymer with ethene, ester with ethenol homopolymer

76930-37-5

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

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Reference

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