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EFSA Concludes Safety of Substances in FCMs

November 11, 2015

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) food contact materials panel (CEF) has released its assessment on the safety of the substance 2,4-di-tert-amylphenol for use in food contact materials.

The compound is an impurity and hydrolysis product of the antioxidant phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters. The panel has concluded that it is safe when migration does not exceed 1mg/kg of food.

It has also concluded that it should be included in the current 5mg/kg of food restriction for phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters.

The European Food Safety Authority's food contact materials pan-el (CEF) has also concluded the safety of use of the substance adipic acid dihydrazide in food contact materials (FCMs).

Used as a cross-link for coatings in inner layers of plastics laminates, the compound is determined to be safe when migration does not exceed 0.05 mg/kg of food.

 

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