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EFSA Concludes Safety of an FCM

December 14, 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued its opinion on the use of (butadiene, styrene, methyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate) copolymer cross-linked with divinylbenzene or 1,3-butanediol dimethacrylate - for use at up to 40% w/w in blends of styrene acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN)/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).

The food safety authority’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids has concluded that it is safe under the following conditions:

  • used at up to 40% w/w in blends of SAN/PMMA repeat-use articles
  • intended for contact at room temperature with aqueous, acidic and/or low alcoholic foodstuffs for less than 1 day, and with dry foodstuffs without a time limit

The opinion was adopted on October 27, 2016.

 

Source URL: Safety assessment of the substance (butadiene, styrene, methyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate) copolymer cross-linked with divinylbenzene or 1,3-butanediol dimethacrylate for use in food contact materials

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