An article published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on March 19, 2019 announced the adoption of the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation in 2019 (FPF reported). The plan specifies 31 substances that member states have twelve months from today to evaluate. ECHA explains that “the aim of the evaluation is to clarify whether further information is needed to conclude whether a substance poses a risk to people or the environment.” Registrants of these substances may be requested to provide additional information, and the authorities will “initiate regulatory risk management actions” where relevant.

Of these 31 substances, the following may be used in food contact materials based on their inclusion in the FACET list of food contact materials: bis(4-chlorophenyl)sulphone (CAS 80-07-9); resorcinol (CAS 108-46-3); chromium(III) oxide (CAS 1308-38-9); 2-[(2-methoxy-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-N-(2-methoxyphenyl)-3-oxobutyramide (CAS 6358-31-2); vinyl acetate (CAS 108-05-4); oxydiethylenedibenzoate (CAS 120-55-8); oxydipropyldibenzoate (CAS 27138-31-4); bis(2-ethylhexyl)amine (CAS 106-20-7); and N,N-diethylhydroxylamine (CAS 3710-84-7). A total of 100 substances are set to be evaluated in the years 2019-2021 (FPF reported).

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ECHA (March 19, 2019). “Member States will evaluate 31 substances in 2019.

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ECHA (March 19, 2019). “Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) update covering the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. (pdf)