Based on the opinions issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in July 2012, the following two substances were concluded to pose no safety concerns for the consumers:
As a result, they are now added to the Union List of authorised substances (Table 1 of Annex 1) as food contact materials (FCM) substance numbers 872 and 988, respectively.
Also, the hydrolysis product of FCM substance No 988 is 1,3- benzenedimethanamine (which is FCM substance 421) and it should be controlled. A group restriction has therefore been introduced for FCM substance numbers 421 and 988 in Table 2 of Annex I.
FCM substance No 340, dicyanodiamide, which is an approved FCM substance already listed in Table 1 of Annex 1, now has a specific migration limit (SML) of 60 mg/kg.
A statement on the verification of compliance with primary aromatic amines (PAA) has been introduced in Table 3 of Annex I.
Table A below summaries all these changes.
Table A. Summary of changes to Annex I of The Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011