China: New substances for Use in Food Contact Materials

Vol. 1294 | March 14, 2022

On March 1, 2022, The National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) published Notice No.1 of 2022 to approve 19 kinds of substances for food contact materials and articles. This notice has already come into force. Materials by scope and specifications are listed below.

Item(s)

CAS No.

Scope

Maximum amount to be used

Specific Migration Limit (SML)/ mg/kg

Silicon dioxide coatings made from the monomers hexamethyldisiloxane and hexamethyldisilazane

-

Coating of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Use as needed

0.05 (Hexamethyldisiloxane)

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2,5-furandione and 2-propenamide, sodium salt

1630821-33-8

Paper and cardboard

0.041%(as dry weight)

  • ND (acrylamide, DL=0.01 mg/kg);
  • 6 (as acrylic acid);
  • 30 (as 2,5-furandione)

1,3,5-Triallyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6 (1H,3H,5H)-trione

1025-15-6

Fluororubber

4%

-

C16~18-Fatty acids, esters with pentaerythritol

85116-93-4

Plastic: Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

1%

-

Vitamin E (dl-α-Tocopherol acetate)

7695-91-2

Plastic: polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP)

Use as needed

-

1-Decene,homopolymer, hydrogenated

68037-01-4

Paint and coating

1% (as paint formulation)

0.05 (1-decene)

Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,2-propanediol

25101-03-5

Paint and coating

5% (as paint formulation)

-

Maltodextrin

9050-36-6

Adhesive

Use as needed

-

C.I. pigment blue 15

147-14-8

Plastic: Polylactic acid (PLA)

0.7%

-

C.I. pigment red 254

84632-65-5

Plastic: Polylactic acid (PLA)

1.4%

-

Carbon black

1333-86-4

Plastic: Polylactic acid (PLA)

1.5%

-

C.I. pigment yellow 180

77804-81-0

Plastic: Polylactic acid (PLA)

0.5%

-

Hydroxyethyl cellulose

9004-62-0

Rubber

1%

-

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with ethenylbenzene

25085-34-1

Rubber

30%

6 (as acrylic acid)

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with sodium phosphinate, sodium salt

129898-01-7

Paper and cardboard

Use as needed

6 (as acrylic acid)

Rosin, ester with glycerol

8050-31-5

Paper and cardboard

0.25%

-

Copolymer of acrylic acid, styrene, acrylic acid ethyl ester, acrylic acid 2-ethylhexylester, methacrylic acid methyl ester

25585-76-6

Adhesive (indirect contact with food)

Use as needed

  • 6 (as acrylic acid)
  • 0.05 (2-ethylhexyl acrylate)
  • 6 (as methacrylic acid)

Polymer of cyclohexanedimethanol-1,4, ethylene glycol,2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, isophthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate and trimellitic anhydride

74239-60-4

Paint and coating

30% (as paint formulation)

  • 6[1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane]
  • 30 (ethylene glycol)
  • 5 (2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-propanediol)
  • 5 (as isophthalic acid)
  • 5 (as trimellitic anhydride)

Peroxyoctanoic acid

33734-57-5

Food contact surfaces of tools, equipment or packaging materials and cookware

 

 

Link to the proposal for the 19 substances listed: https://zwfw.nhc.gov.cn/kzx/tzgg/spxgcpxpzsp_226/202203/t20220303_2261.html (In Chinese only)

In addition, the CFSA (China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment) has proposed 2 more substances related to food contact materials and articles for consultation:

Item(s)

CAS No.

Scope

Maximum amount to be used

Specific Migration Limit (SML)/ mg/kg

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine and hexanedioic acid

28628-75-3

Plastic: Polyamide

Use as needed

-

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

26247-06-3

Plastic: Polyamide

Use as needed

 

Link to the proposal for the 2 substances listed: https://www.cfsa.net.cn/Article/News.aspx?id=4485EEE71BD3F6FDCB6AB11ABF59A1B4 (In Chinese only)

For questions, please contact Keith Cheng (keith.cheng@intertek.com, or Rob Burton (rob.burton@intertek.com)

 

 

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