Analysis of Application Approval of New Food-Related Products (Food Contact Additives and Resins) in 2019

In 2019, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued a total of 3 announcements in the form of "Three New Foods” (No. 2, 2019 ,No. 4, 2019, and No. 6, 2019). “Three New Foods” are new food raw materials, new food additives, and new food-related products (herein "new food contact additives and resins"). There were 71 “Three New Foods” products approved this year. Among them, there were a total of 40 new food contact additives and resins (including expanded use) approved.

Besides, from the website of NHC and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), a total of 48 new food contact additives and resins application were officially accepted and 52 of public comments on food contact additives and resins (including expanded use) were issued for public comments. 

CIRS Group will take you to detailed information about the acceptance and approval of new food contact additives and resins in China in 2019.

1. List of new food contact additives and resins application acceptance in 2019

In 2019, NHC accepted the applications of 48 new food contact additives and resins, which include 22 of domestic products and 26 of overseas products. According to the requirements of the normal application process, it will take at least one year for a new product to get the certificate. Therefore, none of the 48 products have been formally approved. However, many of them have passed the technical review of the Expert Review Committee from CFSA and have been open for public comments.

S.N.

Acceptance date

Acceptance code

Name of the new food contact additive or resin

Approval status (by the end of 2019)

1

2019-01-02

卫食相申字(2019)0001

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on August 21, 2019

2

2019-01-08

卫食相申字(2019)0002

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-butanediol, terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester and hexanedioic acid

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on October 15, 2019

3

2019-01-10

卫食相进申字(2019)0001

Zinc caprylate

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on August 21, 2019

4

2019-01-10

卫食相进申字(2019)0002

2,5-Furandione, dihydro-, mono-C15-20-alkenyl derivs

Has not passed the technical review yet

5

2019-02-11

卫食相进申字(2019)0003

Polybutylene succinate adipate

Has not passed the technical review yet

6

2019-02-11

卫食相进申字(2019)0004

C.I. Disperse Violet 26;

Disperse Violet H-FRL; 1,4-diamino-2,3-diphenoxyanthraquinone

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on June 18, 2019

7

2019-02-26

卫食相申字(2019)0003

Erucamide

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on August 21, 2019

8

2019-03-04

卫食相申字(2019)0004

Wollastonite

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on August 21, 2019

9

2019-03-15

卫食相进申字(2019)0005

C.I. Solvent Violet 36;

1,8-bis[(4-Methylphenyl)amino] -9,10-anthracenedione

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

10

2019-03-26

卫食相进申字(2019)0006

Reaction product of titanium dioxide with bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)-phosphonic acid

Has not passed the technical review yet

11

2019-04-09

卫食相进申字(2019)0007

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl)

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on August 21, 2019

12

2019-04-12

卫食相申字(2019)0005

2-(4,6-Bis-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)- 1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-5-(octyloxy)-phenol

Has not passed the technical review yet

13

2019-04-15

卫食相进申字(2019)0009

Reaction product of titanium dioxide with hexyltrichlorosilane

Has not passed the technical review yet

14

2019-04-28

卫食相申字(2019)0006

Vitamin E (DL-vitamin acetate)

Has not passed the technical review yet

15

2019-05-10

卫食相进申字(2019)0010

Dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and tricyclodecane dimethanol

Has not passed the technical review yet

16

2019-05-10

卫食相进申字(2019)0011

Hydrogenated debenzenized light steam-cracked naphtha polymers

Has not passed the technical review yet

17

2019-05-10

卫食相进申字(2019)0012

Hydrogenated C6-20 polyolefin

Has not passed the technical review yet

18

2019-05-17

卫食相进申字(2019)0013

Microfibrillated cellulose pulp

Has not passed the technical review yet

19

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0014

Dibutyl fumarate homopolymer

Has not passed the technical review yet

20

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0015

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

21

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0016

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, 1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

22

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0017

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with  terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

Has not passed the technical review yet

23

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0018

Terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with decanedioic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

Has not passed the technical review yet

24

2019-06-27

卫食相进申字(2019)0019

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-(chloromenthyl)oxirane, ethenylbenzene, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

25

2019-06-28

卫食相进申字(2019)0020

Poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R) -3-hydroxycaproic acid)

Has not passed the technical review yet

26

2019-07-05

卫食相申字(2019)0007

Glass fiber

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on October 15, 2019

27

2019-07-05

卫食相申字(2019)0008

Polyethylene

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

28

2019-07-11

卫食相进申字(2019)0021

1,3,5-tris(2,2-Dimethylpropanamide)benzene

Has not passed the technical review yet

29

2019-07-15

卫食相申字(2019)0009

2-(4,6-Bis-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)- 1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-5-(octyloxy)-phenol

Has not passed the technical review yet

30

2019-07-31

卫食相进申字(2019)0022

1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol, polymer with 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, Tricyclo(5.2.1.O2,7)decan-4,8-dimethanol, Terephthalic acid, Isophthalic acid, Maleic acid and 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl) -1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane

Has not passed the technical review yet

31

2019-08-13

卫食相进申字(2019)0023

1,4-butanediol, polymer with ethylene glycol, 1,2-Propanediol, trimethylolpropane, dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, isophthalic acid and decanedioic acid

Has not passed the technical review yet

32

2019-09-16

卫食相进申字(2019)0024

2-Methyl-2-propenoic acid, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-acrylamide, styrene and ethyl acrylate

Has not passed the technical review yet

33

2019-09-16

卫食相进申字(2019)0025

Paraffin wax and hydrocarbon wax

Has not passed the technical review yet

34

2019-09-16

卫食相进申字(2019)0026

hydrogenated styrene, polymer with 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene and 1,3-butadiene block

Has not passed the technical review yet

35

2019-09-16

卫食相申字(2019)0010

C.I. Pigment Violet 15; Sodium aluminosilicate violet

Has not passed the technical review yet

36

2019-10-23

卫食相申字(2019)0011

Calcium stearate

Has not passed the technical review yet

37

2019-10-23

卫食相申字(2019)0012

2-Propenioc acid, 2-methyl-2-ethyl-2- [[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propeny)oxy]methyl] -1,3-propanediyl ester

Has not passed the technical review yet

38

2019-10-28

卫食相申字(2019)0013

Octadecyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxyphenyl)propionate

Passed the technical review, and issued for public comments on December 2, 2019

39

2019-10-28

卫食相申字(2019)0014

C.I. Solvent Red 135;

8,9,10,11-Tetrachloro-12H -isoindolo[2,1-a]periMidin-12-one

Has not passed the technical review yet

40

2019-10-28

卫食相申字(2019)0015

C.I. Solvent Red 52; 3-methyl-6-[(4-methylphenyl)amino]- 3H-Dibenz[f,ij]isoquinoline-2,7-dione

Has not passed the technical review yet

41

2019-10-28

卫食相申字(2019)0016

C.I. Pigment Red 101; Ferric oxide

Has not passed the technical review yet

42

2019-10-28

卫食相申字(2019)0017

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

Has not passed the technical review yet

43

2019-12-02

卫食相进申字(2019)0027

Guanidine, dodecyl, monohydro chloride

Has not passed the technical review yet

44

2019-12-13

卫食相申字(2019)0018

Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol and phenol

Has not passed the technical review yet

45

2019-12-13

卫食相申字(2019)0019

Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol and phenol, butyl ether

Has not passed the technical review yet

46

2019-12-18

卫食相申字(2019)0020

Silicon oxide coating

Has not passed the technical review yet

47

2019-12-24

卫食相申字(2019)0021

Isophthalic acid, polymer with azacyclotridecan-2-one, terephthalic acid, dodecanedioic acid and 3,3'-Dimethyl-4,4'- diaminodicyclohexylmethane

Has not passed the technical review yet

48

2019-12-26

卫食相申字(2019)0022

C.I. Pigment Blue 15

Has not passed the technical review yet

2. List of drafted approved new food contact additives and resins in 2019

In 2019, 52 of new food contact additives and resins have passed the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and have been open for public comments, including 15 of new food contact additives, 13 of expanded use of current food contact additives, 21 of new food contact resins, and 3 of expanded use of current food contact resins. Among them, all of the products issued on 21st March and 22nd May were officially approved on 13th December.

2.1 List of drafted approved new food contact additives (15 types)

S.N.

Name of the new food contact additive

CAS No.

Application scope

Maximum Level (%)

Approval status (by the end of 2019)

1

Formaldehyde, polymer with 3-methylphenol, Bu ether

61991-38-6

Coating and coating film

12 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

2

Copolymers of acrylamide,

diallyldimethylammonium chloride, itaconic acid and propenoic acid

1802295-96-0

Paper and paperboard

1.5 (count as the dry weight of finished paper)

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

3

Polycyclooctene

25267-51-0

Plastic: EVOH

8

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

4

Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl propenoate, compd. with N,N-diethylethanamine

27306-98-5

Coating and coating film

1

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

5

Melamine, polymer with formaldehyde, isobutylated

68002-21-1

Coating and coating film

6

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

6

5-Isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-, polymer with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl) -1,3-propanediol, 1,2-propanediol and 1,2,3-propanetriol

384330-10-3

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

7

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, polymer with formaldehyde and 6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, ethylated methylated

196823-49-1

Coating and coating film

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

8

Siloxanes and silicones, dimethyl, 3-hydroxypropyl group-terminated, diesters with poly(2-oxepanone), diacetates

116810-47-0

Coating and coating film

0.025 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

9

Polymer of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propandiol, ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate, dimer acid and trimellitic anhydride

157479-47-5

Coating and coating film

2.5 (count as the coating formula)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

10

Nepheline syenite

37244-96-5

Plastic

50

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

11

Copolymer of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic anhydride, 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and 3,3’-dimethyl-4,4’-biphenylene diisocyanate

133078-67-8

Coating and coating film

50 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

12

Zinc caprylate

557-09-5

Plastic: EVOH

0.06

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

13

Siloxanes and silicones, di-me, me hydrogen, reaction products with vinyl group terminated di-me siloxanes

156065-02-0

Paper and paperboard

0.0022 (count as the pulp)

Issued for public comments on October 15, 2019, but has not officially approved.

14

Polymer of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propandiol, ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, sebacic acid, terephthalic acid and trimellitic anhydride

­

Coating and coating film

1.8 (count as the coating formula)

Issued for public comments on October 15, 2019, but has not officially approved.

15

2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester, polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenamide

25085-36-3

Plastic: ABS

1

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

2.2 List of drafted approvals of expanded use of current food contact additives (13 types)

S.N.

Name of the new food contact additive

CAS No.

Application scope

Maximum Level (%)

Approval status (by the end of 2019)

1

Microcrystalline wax and hydrocarbon wax

63231-60-7

Plastic: PS

0.5

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

2

Fatty acids, C14-C18 and C16-C18-unsatd

67701-06-8

Plastic: ABS

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

3

C.I. Disperse Violet 26;

Disperse Violet H-FRL; 1,4-diamino-2,3-diphenoxyanthraquinone

6408-72-6

Plastic: AS

0.0003

Issued for public comments on June 18, 2019, but has not officially approved.

4

Wollastonite

13983-17-0

Rubber

15

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

5

Erucamide

112-84-5

Plastic: PVC

1

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

6

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

919-30-2

Plastic: PPS

0.35

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

7

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl)

9078-71-1

Plastic: PET

18

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

8

Polymer sodium salts of 2-acrylic acid and 2-acrylamide

25987-30-8

Paper and paperboard

0.5 (count as dry basis)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

9

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid

30351-73-6

Adhesive

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

10

Glass fiber

65997-17-3

Plastic: PTFE

25

Issued for public comments on October 15, 2019, but has not officially approved.

11

Polyethylene

9002-88-4

Rubber

2

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

12

C.I. Solvent Violet 36; 1,8-bis[(4-Methylphenyl)amino] -9,10-anthracenedione

82-16-6

Plastic: AS

0.0005

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

13

Octadecyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxyphenyl)propionate

2082-79-3

Plastic: PB-1

0.045

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

2.3 List of drafted approved new food contact resins (21 types)

S.N.

Name of the new food contact additive

CAS No.

Application scope

Maximum Level (%)

Approval status (by the end of 2019)

1

Formaldehyde, phenol and p-tert-butylphenol, polymer with n-butanol

947534-60-3

Coating and coating film

9.5

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019. (Note: the CAS No. in approval Notice is 2215936-67-5)

2

Formaldehyde, reaction products with Bu alcohol and phenol

96446-41-2

Coating and coating film

10.8

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

3

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, propane-1,2-diol and hexanedioic acid

95505-95-6

Coating and coating film

60

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

4

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, decanedioic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and

1,2-ethanediol

26353-05-9

Coating and coating film

85 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

5

1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid,

1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol,

2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

61960-52-9

Coating and coating film

35 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

6

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with decanedioic acid, 1,4-dimethyl-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate,

2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

61412-73-5

Coating and coating film

85 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

7

Formaldehyde, polymer with methylphenol

9016-83-5

Coating and coating film

19

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

8

Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], 3-methylphenol and 4-methylphenol, butylated

335637-88-2

Coating and coating film

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019, and officially approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

9

Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol and bisphenol A

54579-44-1

Coating and coating film

15

Issued for public comments on June 18, 2019, but has not officially approved.

10

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-propenoate

74082-28-3

Adhesive

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

11

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

193542-91-5

Adhesive

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

12

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

26794-25-2

Adhesive

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

13

2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate

25067-02-1

Adhesive

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

14

1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

164002-50-0

Coating and coating film

85 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

15

2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (2E,4E)-, polymer with 1,4-benzenediol, 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4’-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol], methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol

Coating and coating film

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

16

5-Isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol

43011-20-7

Coating and coating film

5 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

17

Polymer of ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester and adipic acid

82076-71-9

Coating and coating film

30 (count as the coating formula)

Issued for public comments on October 15, 2019, but has not officially approved.

18

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-butanediol, terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester and hexanedioic acid

­82076-69-5

Coating and coating film

80 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Issued for public comments on October 15, 2019, but has not officially approved.

19

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

24938-04-3

Coating and coating film

20

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

20

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-(chloromenthyl)oxirane, ethenylbenzene, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol

Coating and coating film

85

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

21

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, 1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid and 1,2-ethanediol

61039-00-7

Coating and coating film

50

Issued for public comments on December 2, 2019, but has not officially approved.

2.4 List of drafted approvals of expanded use of current new food contact resins (3 types)

S.N.

Name of the new food contact additive

CAS No.

Application scope

Maximum Level (%)

Approval status (by the end of 2019)

1

Styrene block polymer with 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated

66070-58-4

Plastic, Rubber

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

2

Vinyl acetate, polymer with vinyl chloride, fumaric acid and glycidyl methacrylate

Adhesive, Coating and coating film, Ink

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

3

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with chloroethene and ethenyl acetate

26781-49-7

Adhesive, Coating and coating film, Ink

Appropriate level

Issued for public comments on August 21, 2019, but has not officially approved.

3. List of officially approved new food contact additives and resins in 2019

In 2019, there were totally 40 of new food contact additives and resins officially approved by NHC, including 9 new food contact additives, 13 of expanded use of current food contact additives, and 18 of new food contact resins. The detailed information of those 40 products are listed as follows:

3.1 List of approvals of new food contact additives (9 types)

S.N.

Basic information

Acceptance date

Date for comments

Approval date

1

Name: Octadecanamide, N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis-, reaction products with azacyclotridecan-2-one homopolymer and 1-isocyanatooctadecane

CAS No.: 338462-62-7

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 2%

Accepted on January 9, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0004.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

2

Name: Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, polymer with 4,4'-methylenebis[2,6- dimethylphenol]

CAS No.: 113693-69-9

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on November 25, 2016. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2016)0019.

Or accepted on January 11, 2017. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2017)0002.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

3

Name: Polycyclooctene

CAS No.: 25267-51-0

Scope: Plastic: EVOH

Maximum level of use: 8%

Accepted on August 10, 2015. The Acceptance code is 卫食相进申字(2015)0005.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

4

Name: Formaldehyde, polymer with 3-methylphenol, butyl ether

CAS No.: 61991-38-6

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 12% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Accepted on September 25, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0038.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

5

Name: Copolymers of acrylamide, diallyldimethylammonium chloride, itaconic acid and propenoic acid

CAS No.: 1802295-96-0

Scope: Paper and paperboard

Maximum level of use: 1.5% (count as the dry weight of finished paper)

Accepted on January 10, 2017. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2017)0001.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

6

Name: Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl propenoate, compd. with N,N-diethylethanamine

CAS No.: 27306-98-5

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 1% (count as the coating formula)

Accepted on May 8, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0023.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

7

Name: Melamine, polymer with formaldehyde, isobutylated

CAS No.: 68002-21-1

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 6% (count as the coating formula)

/ (Note: The acceptance information cannot be found)

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

8

Name: 5-Isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-, polymer with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, 1,2-propanediol and 1,2,3-propanetriol

CAS No.: 384330-10-3

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on May 8, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0020.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

9

Name: Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, polymer with formaldehyde and 2,4-diamino-6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine, ethylated methylated

CAS No.: 196823-49-1

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on May 8, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0019.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

3.2 List of approvals of expanded use of current food contact additives (13 types)

S.N.

Basic information

Acceptance date

Date for comments

Approval date

1

Name: Magnesium sulfate

CAS No.: 7487-88-9

Scope: Plastic: ABS

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on July 10, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0011.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

2

Name: Bis(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene) sorbitol

CAS No.: 135861-56-2

Scope: Plastic: PB-1

Maximum level of use: 0.3%

Accepted on September 7, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0019.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

3

Name: Erucamide

CAS No.: 112-84-5

Scope: Plastic: PB-1

Maximum level of use: 0.3%

Accepted on May 6, 2016. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2016)0002.

Or accepted on September 7, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0018.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

4

Name: Calcium stearate

CAS No.: 1592-23-0

Scope: Plastic: PB-1

Maximum level of use: 0.2%

Accepted on September 7, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0017.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

5

Name: Zinc stearate

CAS No.: 557-05-1

Scope: Plastic: PMP

Maximum level of use: 0.04%

Accepted on September 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0031.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

6

Name: Pentaerythritol tetra [3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate]

CAS No.: 6683-19-8

Scope: Plastic: PMP

Maximum level of use: 0.13%

Accepted on September 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0032.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

7

Name: Tri(2,4-ditertrabutyl phenyl) phosphite ester

CAS No.: 31570-04-4

Scope: Plastic: PMP

Maximum level of use: 0.08%

Accepted on September 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0033.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

8

Name: 2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

CAS No.: 171885-12-4

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on February 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0005.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

9

Name: Sodium acetate

CAS No.: 127-09-3

Scope: Plastic: EVOH

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on July 10, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0026.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

10

Name: Phosphoric acid

CAS No.: 7664-38-2

Scope: Plastic: EVOH

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on July 10, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0028.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

11

Name: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate

CAS No.: 7778-77-0

Scope: Plastic: EVOH

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on July 10, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0027.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

12

Name: Microcrystalline wax and hydrocarbon wax

CAS No.: 63231-60-7

Scope: Plastic: PS

Maximum level of use: 0.5%

Accepted on December 5, 2017. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2017)0007.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

13

Name: Fatty acids, C14-C18 and C16-C18-unsatd

CAS No.: 67701-06-8

Scope: Plastic: ABS

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on November 12, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0022.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019

3.3 List of approvals of new food contact resins (18 types)

S.N.

Basic information

Acceptance date

Date for comments

Approval date

1

Name: 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with hexanedioic acid, 1,4-butanediol and 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid 1,2-anhydride

CAS No.: /

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 30%

/ (Note: The acceptance information cannot be found)

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

2

Name: Polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, 4-4'-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol] and 1,4-benzenediol

CAS No.: /

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 90%

Accepted on Januery 11, 2017. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2017)0003.

Or accepted on January 9, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0002.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

3

Name: Poly(bisphenol A-co-epichlorohydrine) glycidyl end-capped, reaction products with styrene, methyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, acrylic acid, and methacrylic acid, partially neutralized with dimethyl ethanol amine

CAS No.: /

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: /

/ (Note: The acceptance information cannot be found)

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

4

Name: 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, 1,2-ethanediol and hexanedioic acid

CAS No.: 72229-82-4

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 50%

Accepted on December 7, 2017. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2017)0016.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

5

Name: Poly(isophorone diisocyanate) reaction products with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, diethylene glycol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, isophthalic acid, fatty acids, C18-unsturated, dimers, hydrogenated and caprolactam

CAS No.: /

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 70%

Accepted on January 9, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0001.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

6

Name: 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3- dioxo-5-isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, hexanedioic acid, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol and 2,2'-oxybis[ethanol]

CAS No.: 1013326-79-8

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 18.5%

Accepted on February 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0007.

Issued for public comments on October 8, 2018.

Approved on May 29, 2019 according to Notice No. 2, 2019.

7

Name: Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol, 4-methylphenol, butyl ether

CAS No.: 298689-79-9

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 5%

Accepted on February 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0009.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

8

Name: Vinyl chloride- vinyl acetate- maleic acid terpolymer

CAS No.: 9005-09-8

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 4.5%

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0005.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

9

Name: 1,4-cyclohexamedimethanol polymer with trimethylol propane, neopentyl glycol, adipic acid, isophthalic acid and maleic anhydride

CAS No.: /

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 65%

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0014.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

10

Name: Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]

CAS No.: 25085-75-0

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 10%

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0004.

Issued for public comments on December 6, 2018.

Approved on July 22, 2019 according to Notice No. 4, 2019.

11

Name: Formaldehyde, phenol and p-tert-butylphenol polymer with n-butanol

CAS No.: 2215936-67-5

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 9.5% (count as the coating formula)

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0012.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019. (Note: the CAS No. in comments is 947534-60-3)

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

12

Name: Formaldehyde, reaction products with butyl alcohol and phenol

CAS No.: 96446-41-2

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 10.8% (count as the coating formula)

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0013.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

13

Name: 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol, propane-1,2-diol and hexanedioic acid

CAS No.: 95505-95-6

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 60% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0015.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

14

Name: 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, decanedioic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

CAS No.: 26353-05-9

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 85% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Accepted on July 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0010.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

15

Name: 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol,

2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

CAS No.: 61960-52-9

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 35% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Accepted on July 4, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0008.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

16

Name: 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with decanedioic acid, 1,4-dimethyl-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol

CAS No.: 61412-73-5

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 85% (count as the dry weight of coating)

Accepted on July 5, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0009.

Issued for public comments on March 21, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

17

Name: Formaldehyde, polymer with methylphenol

CAS No.: 9016-83-5

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: 19% (count as the coating formula)

Accepted on April 24, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相申字(2018)0006.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

18

Name: Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], 3-methylphenol and 4-methylphenol, butylated

CAS No.: 335637-88-2

Scope: Coating and coating film

Maximum level of use: Appropriate level

Accepted on May 8, 2018. The Acceptance code is卫食相进申字(2018)0022.

Issued for public comments on May 22, 2019.

Approved on December 13, 2019 according to Notice No. 6, 2019.

Summary:

The application process of new food contact additives and resins must go through three important stages. Stage 1, NHC accepts the application. Stage 2, CFSA issues the public comments of the application. Stage 3, NHC approves the application. Generally, the application timeline is at least one year. Thus, if the application is accepted this year, the published comment will be issued at the end of this year or in the next year, and the application may be approved in the next year or the year after next year.   

It can be speculated that the supplement materials should be provided at least one time during the first stage and the second stage, and it will take several months. While it will also take about a half year from stage 2 to stage 3, the period is mainly used to collect and summary of the public comments, and communicate with other Chinese governments. 

Note: there may be omissions and errors in the data statistics process because of the change of official websites. The data in this article is for reference only, please refer to the official information published by government departments.

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