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Announcement on approval of 11 new varieties of food contact materials and substances used in products


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2023-04-04

The National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued Announcement No. 1 of 2023, approving 11 substances for use in food contact materials and articles.

The National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued Announcement No. 1 of 2023, approving 11 substances for use in food contact materials and articles. This notice has taken effect. The conditions of use of the substance are as follows:


A. New varieties of food contact materials and additives for products

Item CAS No. Scope of use Maximum allowable usage Specific migration limit(SML)/ mg/kg Maximum residue (QM)/ mg/kg Remarks
Cyclohexane terminated 1,1 '- methylene bis (4-isocyanate cyclohexane) homopolymer 315207-86-4 Plastics: Polycyclohexane dimethyl naphthalene dicarboxylic acid ester 0.35 ND [1,1 '- methylene bis (4-isocyanate cyclohexane), calculated by isocyanate: DL=0.01 mg/kg]; 0.05 (4,4 '- subunit dicyclohexylamine) 1 [1,1 '- methylene bis (4-isocyanate cyclohexane), calculated as isocyanate] -
2 - [2 - (2,4-diamino-6-hydroxy-5-pyrimidine) diazenyl] - 5-methylbenzenesulfonic acid 1021701-36-9 Plastic 0.5 0.05 - The use temperature of plastic materials and products added with this substance shall not exceed 100 ℃, and shall not be used to produce special food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB 4806.1.
The use temperature of plastic materials and products added with this substance shall not exceed 100 ℃, and shall not be used to produce special food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB 4806.1. 214495-32-6 Paper and cardboard 1(Calculated by dry weight) ND(Acrylamide,DL=
0.01mg/kg)
- Paper and paperboard materials and products added with this substance shall not be used for irradiation, and the use temperature shall not exceed 121 ℃. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB4806.1.

 

 

B. Expanding the scope of use of food contact materials and additives for products

Item CAS No. Scope of use Maximum allowable usage Specific migration limit(SML)/ mg/kg Maximum residue (QM)/ mg/kg Remarks
β- Octadecyl (3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate; Octadecyl-3,5-bis (1,1-dimethylethyl) - 4-hydroxyphenyl propionate 2082-79-3 Paint and coating 0.5 6 - The amount of coating added with this substance shall not exceed 10 g/m2. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB4806.1.
Sodium salt of naphthalene sulfonic acid and formaldehyde polymer 9084-06-4;
36290-04-7
Plastics: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer (ABS) 0.12 15(Calculated by formaldehyde) - -
Fatty acid esters of C1-C18 mono and poly fatty alcohols   Plastic 0.1 - - Plastic materials and products added with this substance shall not be used for the production of special food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB4806.1
Reaction products of dichlorodimethylsilane and silicon dioxide 68611-44-9 Adhesive (direct contact with food) Ink (indirect contact with food) Adhesive: 0.002 (calculated by dry weight)
Ink: 4 (calculated by dry weight)
- - Adhesives and inks added with this substance shall not be used in the production of food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB 4806.1.

 

C. New varieties of resin for food contact materials and products

Item CAS No. Scope of use Maximum allowable usage Specific migration limit(SML)/ mg/kg Maximum residue (QM)/ mg/kg Remarks
Carbon monoxide ethylene propylene terpolymer 88995-51-1 Plastic Appropriate use according to production needs - - Plastic materials and products made from this substance shall not be used in the production of special food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB4806.1.
4-Ethylphenol, polymer with m-cresol, p-cresol, p-tert-butylphenol, and formaldehyde 68957-28-8 Paint and coating 62 (calculated based on coating formula) 0.05 (p-tert-butylphenol); 15 (calculated by formaldehyde) - The use temperature of paints and coatings produced with this substance as raw material shall not exceed 130 ℃, and shall not be used to produce special food contact materials and products for infants and young children. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB 4806.1
Polymer of ethylene glycol and 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid, adipic acid, and itaconic acid 1041633-99-1 Coatings and coating adhesives (direct contact with food) 20 (by dry weight) 30 (calculated by ethylene glycol); 0.05 (2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol); 7.5 (calculated by terephthalic acid); 5 (calculated by isophthalic acid) - Coatings and adhesives produced from this substance are limited to room temperature filling and long-term storage at room temperature (including hot filling and pasteurization at T ≤ 70 ℃, t ≤ 2h, or T ≤ 100 ℃, t ≤ 15min). The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB 4806.1.

 

D. Expanding the scope of use of resins for food contact materials and products

Item CAS No. Scope of use Maximum allowable usage Specific migration limit(SML)/ mg/kg Maximum residue (QM)/ mg/kg Remarks
Polymer of isophthalic acid with isophthalamine and adipic acid 28628-75-3 plastics Appropriate use according to production needs 5 (calculated by isophthalic acid); 0.05 (m-phenyldimethylamine) - The thickness of plastic film produced from this substance shall not exceed 50 μ m. The operating temperature shall not exceed 121 ℃. The above restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with the provisions of GB4806.1
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