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China Issues Draft Approvals for Four Food-Contact Substances

March 7, 2018

The Chinese Center for Food Safety and Risk Assessment (CFSA) has released draft approvals for four food-contact substances. The substances—along with CAS number(s), use scope, and maximum use levels—are as follows:

  • Polyethylene
    • ​CAS number: 9002-88-4
    • Use scope: coatings
    • Maximum use level: 3%
    • Note: The use temperature for products with addition of this substance shall not exceed 121℃.

 

  • Silane, dichlorodimethyl-, reaction products with selica
    • CAS number: 68611-44-9
    • Use scope: coatings
    • Maximum use level: 0.5%
    • Note: The use temperature for products with addition of this substance shall not exceed 121℃.

 

  • Magnesium aluminum hydroxide carbonate (hydrate)
    • CAS number: 11097-59-9; 12304-65-3
    • Use scope: coatings
    • Maximum use level: 1%
    • Note: The use temperature for products with addition of this substance shall not exceed 121℃.

 

  • 1-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-, chloride (1:1), polymer with ethenamine and 2-propenamide, hydrochloride
    • CAS number: 1659307-53-5
    • Use scope: paper and paper board
    • Maximum use level: 0.2% (calculated as dry paper)
    • Note: Paper and paper board products added with this substance shall not contact with infant formula food and breast milk.

 

Comments on these draft approvals are due by April 5, 2018. Information on how to submit comments can be found on CFSA’s website (in Chinese).