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China's NHC Approved Two New Food Contact Substances and Expanded the Use of Two Others

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On September 8, 2022, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved two new food contact substances and expanded the scope of use for two others. The NHC notice (No. 5 of 2022), approves the use of one food contact additive with expanded scope, two new food contact resins, and one food contact resin with expanded scope.

Food contact additive with expanded scope (1 type)

Name

2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol

CAS number

3896-11-5

Range of application

Plastic: PS

Maximum level (%)

0.5

SML/(mg/kg)

30 (SML: count as the sum of 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-methylphenol, 2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl) phenol and 2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol)

QM/(mg/kg)

/

Note

Except for styrene homopolymer, PS plastic materials and articles containing this substance cannot be used in contact with fatty foods and foods with an ethanol content higher than 50%.

The above-mentioned restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with GB 4806.1.

New food contact resins (2 types)

Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-, polymer with poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-methyl-ω-hydroxy-

Name

Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-, polymer with poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-methyl-ω-hydroxy-

CAS number

143472-08-6; 160994-68-3

Range of application

Adhesive (Indirect contact with food)

Maximum level (%)

Appropriate level

SML/(mg/kg)

ND (SML: count as isocyanate, DL=0.01 mg/kg)

QM/(mg/kg)

1 (QM: count as isocyanate)

Note

/

1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl-, and adipic acid

Name

1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl-, and adipic acid

CAS number

/

Range of application

Coating and coating film

Maximum level (%)

80 (count as the dry weight of coating)

SML/(mg/kg)

7.5 (SML: count as 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid);

5 (SML: count as 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid);

5 (SML: count as 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol);

5 (SML: 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol);

6 (SML: Trimethylolpropane).

QM/(mg/kg)

/

Note

Coatings and coating films using this substance as raw materials cannot be used to produce food-contact materials and articles specific for infants and young children.

The above-mentioned restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with GB 4806.1.

Food contact resin with expanded scope (1 type)

Name

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

CAS number

26247-06-3

Range of application

Plastic

Maximum level (%)

Appropriate level

SML/(mg/kg)

/

QM/(mg/kg)

/

Note

The thickness of single-use plastic films which are produced by this substance as raw materials shall not exceed 50 μm, and cannot be used to contact with infant formula and breast milk.

The above-mentioned restricted use requirements shall be marked in accordance with GB 4806.1.

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Reference

NHC News (No.5 of 2022)