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FDA Reopens Comment Period on Food Contact Uses of Certain Phthalates

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On May 20, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a request for information on the use and safety data of eight phthalates authorized for use as plasticizers, with a deadline of July 19, 2022 to submit comments. On September 26, FDA announced that it is reopening the comment period on its request for information concerning use and safety information on the remaining eight phthalates authorized for use as plasticizers in food contact applications. The eight phthalates are: Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP), Butylphthalyl butyl glycolate (BPBG), Diethyl phthalate (DEP), Ethylphthalyl ethyl glycolate (EPEG), and Diisooctyl phthalate (DIOP). The Federal Register notice announcing the reopening of the comment period can be found here

FDA reopened the comment period in response to a request to allow more time for stakeholders to develop and submit data. The new deadline for comments is December 27, 2022. Comments should be submitted to and identified with the docket number FDA-2022-N-0571.