On February 24, 2020, law firm Keller and Heckman LLP (KH) informed that China’s National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment has called for public comments on the use of eight new food contact materials and chemicals and the expanded uses of two food contact chemicals. Comments are being accepted by the authority until March 11, 2020.

New food contact materials and chemicals:

  • Microfibrillated cellulose pulp (CAS 65996-61-4)
  • 2-Butenedioic acid (2E)-, dibutyl ester homopolymer
  • 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4- benzenedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol (CAS 2068097-08-3)
  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate (CAS 26589-46-8)
  • Styrene block polymers with 2-methyl-1,3- butadiene and 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated (CAS 132778-07-5)
  • Phenol, 4,4′-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, benzoate (CAS 52907-82-1)
  • Polymer of 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane,2- methylpropane-1,3-diol, tricyclo(,7)decan- 4,8-dimethanol,benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, benzene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid, cis-butenedioic acid, 5-isocyanato-1-isocyanatomethyl-1,3,3- trimethylcyclohexane
  • Polymer of butanediol-1,4,ethylene glycol, propylene glycol-1,2,trimethylolpropane, dimethyl terephthalate,isophthalic acid and sebacic acid

Food contact chemicals with expanded use:

  • Calcium stearate (CAS 1592-23-0)
  • 2,5-Furandione, dihydro-, mono-C15-20-alkenyl derivs (CAS 68784-12-3)

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KH (February 24, 2020). “China Solicits Comments on Food-Contact Substances.”