Amendment of EU Regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/79 of 18 January 2018. This amendment involves the following substances:

(*) (butadiene-styrene-methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate) copolymer  : Only to be used in: — rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) at a maximum level of 12 % at room temperature or below; or — at up to 40 % w/w in blends of styrene acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN)/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) repeatuse articles at room temperature or below, and when either in contact only with aqueous, acidic and/or low alcoholic (< 20 %) foodstuffs for less than 1 day, or when in contact only with dry foodstuffs for any duration of time.’

(*) 2,4,4′-trifluorobenzophenone: Only to be used as a comonomer in the manufacture of polyether ether ketone plastics up to 0,3 % w/w of the final material.

(*) 2,3,3,4,4,5,5-heptafluoro-1-pentene: Only to be used together with tetrafluoroethylene and/or ethylene co-monomers to manufacture fluorocopolymers for application as polymer processing aid at up to 0,2 % w/w of the food contact material, and when the low-molecular mass fraction below 1 500 Da in the fluorocopolymer does not exceed 30 mg/kg.

(*) Tungsten oxide: Stoichiometry: WOn, n = 2,72-2,90

(*) Amides, C14-18 and C18-unsatd., branched and linear : Only to be used in the manufacture of articles made of polyolefins, and which do not come into contact with foods for which food simulant D2 is assigned in Table 2 of Annex III.


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