March 16, 2015
The European Commission has released a new regulation, amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
Added substances include:
- Butadiene, ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, and styrene, copolymer crosslinked with divinylbenzene, in nanoform
- Butadiene, ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, and styrene copolymer not crosslinked, in nanoform
- Butadiene, ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, and styrene copolymer crosslinked with 1,3butanediol dimethacrylate, in nanoform
- 2H-perfluoro-[(5,8,11,14-tetramethyl)-tetraethyleneglycol ethyl propyl ether];
- Ethylenevinyl acetate copolymer wax
|Tartaric acid||Inclusion of its natural occurring form only|
|Phenol||Addition of specific migration limit of 3 mg/kg|
|1,4-butanediol formal||Addition of specific migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg|
|1,4:3,6-dianhydrosorbitol||Addition of its use as a co-monomer for the production of polyesters|
|Kaolin||Inclusion of particles in the nanoform of less than 100 nm and incorporated up to 12% in ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer|
|Charcoal, activated||Addition of the name of activated carbon as applying to the same substance|
|1,3,5-tris(2,2-dimethylpropanamido)benzene||Increase in migration limit to 5 mg/kg food|
|Polyethyleneglycol (EO = 1-50) ethers of linear and branched primary (C8-C22) alcohols||Addition of maximum ethylene oxide content|
|The group of substances ‘acids, fatty (C8-C22), esters with pentaerythritol||Removal of associated CAS number|
|2,2,4,4-tetramethylcyclobutane-1,3-diol||Extension of use to single use applications|
The document also states that entry concerning FCM substance No 725 has been removed.
The changes entered into force February 26, 2015. Products that have been considered compliant now will still be allowed to be placed on the market until February 26, 2016, or until supplies last.