On February 20, 2021, the consultancy Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service (CIRS) reported that the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) has approved the use of six additional food contact chemicals in food contact materials.

The approved substances include two new food contact additives, three food contact additives with expanded scopes, as well as one new food contact resin:

  • calcium hydroxide (CAS 1305-62-0); new additive
  • alkanes, C11-15-iso- (CAS 90622-58-5); new additive
  • I. pigment blue 15 (CAS 147-14-8) ; expanded scope
  • glass fiber (CAS 65997-17-3); expanded scope
  • talc (CAS 14807-96-6); expanded scope
  • 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate (CAS 26589-46-8); new resin

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CIRS (February 24, 2021). “NHC Approved Six New Food Contact Substances in China.”

Keller and Heckmann LLP (March 1, 2021). “China Approves New Food-Contact Materials; Proposes New Standards.”