Ten New Food Contact Substances Open for Public Comments

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On 27 October, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 10 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and opening for public comments. These 10 substances cover 3 new food contact additives, 2 food contact additives with expanded scope, and 5 new food contact resins. The deadline for public comments is 18 November, 2021.

(1) New food contact additives (3 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Acids, aliphatic, monocarboxylic (C10-C22), esters with polyglycerol

Plastic

0.35

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,2-ethanediyl ester, polymerwith methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate

25777-71-3

Plastic: PE, PP

1

Hexanedioic acid, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,3-propanediamine, aziridine, (chloromethyl)oxirane, 1,2-ethanediamine, N,N''-1,2-ethanediylbis[1,3-propanediamine], formic acid and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)

114133-44-7

Paper and paperboard

0.12

(Count as the dry weight)

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

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

C.I. solvent red 52

80-39-0

Plastic: PCT

0.03

C.I. pigment yellow 180

77804-81-0

Plastic: PCT

0.3

(3) New food contact resins (5 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Polymer of ethyl acrylate, acrylic acid, and styrene

Coating and coating film

2

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,2-ethanediol and hexanedioic acid

58481-50-8

Coating and coating film

10

1-isocyanato-3-isocyanatomethyl- 3,5,5,-trimethylcyclohexane homopolymer, methyl ethyl ketone oxime-blocked

103170-26-9

Coating and coating film

15

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with azacyclotridecan-2-one, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dodecanedioic acid and 4,4'-methylenebis [2-methylcyclohexanamine]

2080394-29-0

Plastic

Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly [oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]

37273-57-7

Adhesive (Indirect contact with food)

Appropriate level

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Reference

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