The EU Has Approved Four New Food Contact Materials

Food contact materials refers to food utensils and materials used for processing and preparation of food auxiliary materials, equipment, tools and all food contact materials, including plastic, metal, rubber, colorants, glass, etc., the products involved in food packaging, food Kitchen utensils, food processing machinery. However, food contact materials may release toxic and hazardous chemicals during the use of the product, which are migrated and absorbed by the body, which may pose a risk to human health.

Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Contact Materials Group approved four new food contact materials, including two oxygen absorbers, an additive and a plasticizer. Specific substances are as follows: iron (0) modified bentonite and iron (0) modified kaolin, used to absorb food contact with oxygen in the environment; 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclopentadienyl (CAS No 3010-96-6), used as a monomer in the polyester production process; polyglycerol (CAS No 25618-55-7) for use in plasticizers, requiring poly Glycerol does not exceed 6.5% (W / W).

Experts say that food contact materials regulations generally have the list of monomers and additives allowed in the production of materials, some of the risk substances are more involved in the amount and the maximum amount of migration requirements, the producers can choose according to the requirements of the appropriate raw materials and in production. With the intensification of food safety standards, Europe and the United States, Japan and South Korea, including China, have gradually strengthened the use of food contact materials regulation. In this case, the inspection and quarantine institutions to remind the relevant enterprises, to be familiar with the countries allowed to use the list of contact materials and the amount used for different parts and materials to determine the specific requirements of the corresponding export countries; in accordance with good production standards for production, control of production processes and the environment , In addition to screening raw materials, but also to prevent the product in the production of pollution; in order to comply with national compliance statement, for different countries in a timely manner to issue the corresponding finished product test report to reduce the probability of being informed by the recall.