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China consults for new varieties of three food-related products

2022-05-19 Reference source : CFSA

Active ingredient Chemical notification/ registration FCM

On April 22, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) announced a consultation notice on approving two new resins used in food contact materials and an expanded use of one food contact material additive.


The concerned substances in this notification are:

  • Addition of two new resins
    • hexane, 1, 6-diisocyanato-, polymer with poly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-methyl-ω-hydroxy- – for use in adhesives with indirect contact with food in moderation according to production needs; and
    • 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 – for use in paints and coatings at a maximum level of 80% (based on dry weight)
  • Expansion of the use of one additive
    • 2-(5-chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol (CAS 3896-11-5) as a food contact additive for use in polystyrene (PS) – This is in addition to its current approved use in polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plastics. 

If the above proposal is approved, the substances will be included in the national standard of GB 9685-2016 and adhere to the requirements in GB 4806.1. before they can be used in food contact materials.

The deadline for consultation is 20th May 2022. 

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