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NHC Newly Approved Fifteen New Food Contact Substances in China

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On 13 May, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved fifteen new food contact substances (No. 2 of 2022), including 4 new food contact additives, 2 food contact additives with expanded scope, 9 new food contact resins.

(1) New food contact additives (4 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Phosphoric acid, zirconium(4+) salt (2:1)

13772-29-7

Plastic: PE, PP, PS, PLA;

Coating and coating film

PE, PP, PS, PLA: 1

Coating: 1 (Count as the coating formula)

Acids, aliphatic, monocarboxylic (C10-C22), esters with polyglycerol

Plastic

0.35

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,2-ethanediyl ester, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate

25777-71-3

Plastic: PE, PP

1

Hexanedioic acid, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,3-propanediamine, aziridine, (chloromethyl)oxirane, 1,2-ethanediamine, N,N''-1,2-ethanediyl bis[1,3-propanediamine], formic acid and α-hydro-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)

114133-44-7

Paper and paperboard

0.12 (Count as the dry weight)

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope (2 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

C.I. solvent red 52

81-39-0

Plastic: PCT

0.03

C.I. pigment yellow 180

77804-81-0

Plastic: PCT

0.3

(3) New food contact resins (9 types)

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Polymer of ethyl acrylate, acrylic acid, and styrene

Coating and coating film

2 (Count as the coating formula)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,2-ethanediol and hexanedioic acid

58481-50-8

Coating and coating film

10 (Count as the coating formula)

1-isocyanato-3-isocyanatomethyl- 3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexane homopolymer, methyl ethyl ketone oxime-blocked

103170-26-9

Coating and coating film

15 (Count as the coating formula)

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with decanedioic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, and 1,2-ethanediol

51382-28-6

Coating and coating film

40 (Count as the dry weight of coating)

Polymer of 1,4-butanediol dimethacrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, ethyl acrylate, acrylic acid, and styrene

Coating and coating film

92 (Count as the coating formula)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with azacyclotridecan-2-one, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dodecanedioic acid and 4,4'-methylene bis[2-methylcyclohexanamine]

2080394-29-0

Plastic

Appropriate level

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

28628-75-3

Plastic

Appropriate level

Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly [oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]

37273-57-7

Adhesive (Indirect contact with food)

Appropriate level

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl-2-propenoate

35239-19-1

Adhesive (Indirect contact with food)

63

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Reference

NHC News (No.2 of 2022)