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China Consults on 8 Additives and Resins for Food Contact Materials

  •   11 Dec 2018
  •    Anne Peng
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    Takehome:

    • CFSA opened public consultation on the potential expansion of the application scope of sodium acetate, phosphoric acid, potassium dihydrogen phosphate in EVOH
    • One new FCM additive and four resins might be approved in coating and painting FCMs

    On Dec. 6, 2018, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment consulted on 8 FCM related products. Deadline for comments is Jan. 7, 2019.

    FCM additives with expanded scope

    Product nameChinese name乙酸钠磷酸磷酸二氢钾
    English NameSodium acetatePhosphoric acidPotassium dihydrogen phosphate
    CAS number127-09-37664-38-27778-77-0
    Application scopePlastics: Ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers (EVOH)
    Maximum use limitappropriate

    New FCM additive

    Product nameChinese name4,4-亚甲基双(2,6-二甲基酚)与氯甲基环氧乙烷 的聚合物
    English NamePhenol, 4,4’-methylenebis[2,6-dimethyl-, polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane]
    CAS number113693-69-9
    Application scopeCoatings and paintings
    Maximum use limitappropriate
    Special migration limit / (mg/kg)0.2 (on the basis of Phenol,4,4'-methylenebis[2,6-dimethyl-. TMBPE-DGE
    0.05 (on the basis of TMBPF-DGE∙HCl, , TMBPF-DGE·2HCl, TMBPF-DGE∙HCl∙H20 in total)
    , , TMBPE-DGE·2H2O in total);
    Maximum residue limit / (mg/kg)-
    NoteCoatings or paintings made out of this substance shall contact infant food and breast milk.

    New FCM resins

    Product nameChinese name甲醛与 2-甲基苯酚、3-甲基苯酚和 4-甲基苯酚的聚合物的丁基醚
    English NameFormaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol, 4-methylphenol, butyl ether
    CAS number298689-79-9
    Application scopeCoatings and paintings
    Maximum use limit5%
    Special migration limit / (mg/kg)15 (on the basis of formaldehyde)
    Maximum residue limit / (mg/kg)-
    NoteUsing temporary of coatings or paintings made out of this substance shall not exceed 121℃
    Product nameChinese name氯乙烯-乙酸乙烯-马来酸三元共聚物
    English NameVinyl chloride- vinyl acetate- maleic acid terpolymer
    CAS number9005-09-8
    Application scopeCoatings and paintings
    Maximum use limit4.5%
    Special migration limit / (mg/kg)ND (chloroethylene, DL=0.01mg/kg);
    12 (Vinyl acetate);
    30 (on the basis of maleic acid)
    Maximum residue limit / (mg/kg)1 (chloroethylene)
    Note-
    Product nameChinese name1,4-环己二甲醇与 3-羟甲基丙烷、新戊二醇、 己二酸、间苯二甲酸和顺丁烯二酸酐的共聚物
    English Name1,4-cyclohexamedimethanol polymer with trimethylol propane,neopentyl glycol,adipic acid, isophthalic acid and maleic anhydride
    CAS number-
    Application scopeCoatings and paintings
    Maximum use limit65%
    Special migration limit / (mg/kg)6 (trimethylolpropane);
    5 (on the basis of isophthalic acid);
    0.05 (neopentyl glycol);
    30 (on the basis of maleic acid)
    Maximum residue limit / (mg/kg)-
    NoteCoating or paintings made out of this substance shall not be subjected to temperatures exceeding 121℃ and shall not contact food that contains >8% ethanol
    Product nameChinese name4,4'-异亚丙基苯酚与甲醛的聚合物
    English NameFormaldehyde, polymer with 4,4’-(1-methy lethylidene)bis[phenol]
    CAS number25085-75-0
    Application scopeCoatings and paintings
    Maximum use limit10%
    Special migration limit / (mg/kg)15 (on the basis of formaldehyde);
    0.6 (4,4'- (1-
    methylethylidene)bis[phenol])
    Maximum residue limit / (mg/kg)-
    NoteCoatings or paintings made out of this substance shall contact infant food and breast milk.

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    CFSA consults on 8 food related products

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