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China Consults on Eight New Varieties of FCM Additives and Resins

Food contact material added with additives such as talc should not be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

On Feb. 4, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment consulted on eight new food-related products, including one new FCM additive, three FCM additives with expanded application scope, and four new resins. Comments should be sent to biaozhun@cfsa.net.cn before Feb. 27, 2021.

New FCM Additive

Name

 

CAS No.

 

Application Scope

Maximum Level/%

SML/(mg/kg)

 

Note

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

68988-56-7

Paper and paperboard

0.00585

/

Paper and paperboard added with this substance cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

FCM Additives with Expanded Application Scope

Name

 

CAS No.

 

Application Scope

Maximum Level/%

SML/(mg/kg)

 

Note

Talc

14807-96-6

Plastic: PLA

30

/

Should not contain asbestos; PLA plastic material and its products added with this substance cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

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

18

/

C.I. Solvent Red 135;

C.I. Oil Solvent Red 135;

8,9,10,11-Tetrachloro-12-phthaloperinone

20749-68-2

Plastic: PCT

0.03

/

PCT plastic material and its products cannot be used in contact with food containing over 10% of ethanol or fatty food; and can only be used for room-temperature filling and long-term storage (including hot filling in the condition of T≤70℃, t≤2h or T≤100℃,t≤15min and pasteurization); this substance should comply with requirements of colorant purity specified in GB 9685-2016 Appendix A.

 

New Resins 

Name

 

CAS No.

 

Application Scope

Maximum Level/%

SML/(mg/kg)

 

Note

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

isobenzofurandione and

tricyclodecanedimethanol

68784-89-4

Paints and coatings 

15 (by dry weight of coating)

0.05 (tricyclodecanedimethanol)

Operation temperature of paints and coating produced with this substance should not exceed 121℃.

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

/

Paints and coatings

80 (by dry weight of coating)

7.5 (by 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5 (by 1,3-

benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5 (by 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-

cyclobutanediol ); 0.05 (1,6-hexanediol)

Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 130℃, and cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-

(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene

and ethyl 2-propenoate

26589-46-8

Paints and coatings

As necessary for production

6 (methacrylic acid); 6 (acrylic acid); ND [N-(butoxymethyl)-2--propenamide, DL=0.01mg/kg]

Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 121℃, and cannot be used in contact with fatty food, infant and young children food or breast milk.

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

As necessary for production

0.05 (2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethyl

ester); 30 (ethanediol); 5 (β3,β3,β9,β9 -tetramethyl-2,4,8,10- tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol)

Plastic material and its products produced with this substance can only be used in contact with liquid milk, and limited to be used in the condition of 70℃≤T≤100℃, t≤1h and T<70℃, t≤2h.

See China Approved Food Contact Materials Additives and Resins Permitted in China for the full list of permitted FCM additives and resins in China by now. 

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