ECHA evaluation plan includes substances used in food contact materials

An article published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on March 19, 2019 announced the adoption of the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation in 2019. The plan specifies 31 substances that member states have twelve months from today to evaluate. ECHA explains that “the aim of the evaluation is to clarify whether further information is needed to conclude whether a substance poses a risk to people or the environment.” Registrants of these substances may be requested to provide additional information, and the authorities will “initiate regulatory risk management actions” where relevant.

Of these 31 substances, the following may be used in food contact materials based on their inclusion in the FACET list of food contact materials: bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone;resorcinolchromium (III) oxide2-[(2-methoxy-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-N-(2-methoxyphenyl)-3-oxobutyramidevinyl acetateoxydiethylene dibenzoateoxydipropyl dibenzoatebis(2-ethylhexyl)amine; and  N,N-diethylhydroxylamine.



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