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CEF Concludes Safety of Monomer in Food Contact Materials

December 17, 2015

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Food Safety Authority's Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) has released its scientific opinions, concluding the safety of the following substances in food contact materials if their migration does not exceed 0.05 mg/kg.

Substance CAS No. Use
4-acrylamido-4-methyl-2-pentanone 2873-97-4 comonomer for acrylic copolymers in coatings on plastics
montmorillonite clay modified by dimethyldialkyl(C16-C18)ammonium chloride 1318-93-0, 1302-78-9, 61789-80-8, 107-64-2 up to 11.4 % weight by weight in ethylene-based polymeric materials for sealing layers up to 12.5μm in direct contact with food