NHC Approved 14 New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 30 September, 2018, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 14 new food contact substances, including 2 new food contact additives, 7 food contact additive with expanded scope, and 5 new food contact resins. More detailed information are as follows.

(1) New food contact additive

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

1-Propanaminium, N, N, N-trimethyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-, chloride (1:1), polymer with ethenamine and 2-propenamide, hydrochloride

1659307-53-5

Paper and paperboard

0.2 (count as dry paper)

Epoxidized linseed oil

8016-11-3

Coating and coating film

20

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Polyethylene

9002-88-4

Coating and coating film

3

Magnesium aluminum hydroxide carbonate (hydrate)

11097-59-9;

12304-65-3

Coating and coating film

1

Butyl stearate

123-95-5

Plastic: AS

0.25

1,4-Benzenediol

123-31-9

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

Silane, dichlorodimethyl-, reaction products with silica

68611-44-9

Plastic: PP;

Coating and coating film

PP: 0.02;

Coating: 0.5

2-Methyl-4,6-bis(octylsulfanylmethyl)phenol

110553-27-0

Coating and coating film

0.8

C.I. Disperse Violet 26

6408-72-6

Plastic: PS

0.2

(3) New food contact resin

Name

CAS number

Common category name

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Formaldehyde, reaction products with bisphenol A and butyl alcohol

68954-38-1

-

Coating and coating film

-

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with 1,4-benzenediol, 2-(chloromethyl) oxirane, 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester, ethyl 2-propenoate, 2-propenoic acid, butyl ester and 4,4'-methylenebis [2,6-dimethylphenol], 2-(dimethylamino) ethanol-quarternized

-

-

Coating and coating film

-

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene

25034-86-0

PS

Plastic

Appropriate level

Urea polymer with formldehyde and bisphenol A

-

-

Coating and coating film

16

Polymer of isophthalic acid, terephthalic acid, sebacic acid and butane-1,4-diol

25214-81-7

-

Coating and coating film

25

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