EFSA Finds Polymer Antioxidant Safe For FCM Use

« The European Food Safety Authority’s food contact materials panel (Cef) has found the substance 2,4-di-tert-amylphenol safe for use in food contact materials.

The compound is an impurity and hydrolysis product of the antioxidant phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters. It is used as an antioxidant in polymers for various food contact uses.

According to the panel, 2,4-di-tert-amylphenol is safe if its migration does not exceed 1mg/ Kg of food.

It should also be included in the current 5mg/kg of food restriction for phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters, the CEF concluded. »


Sources:
https://chemicalwatch.com/42860/efsa-finds-polymer-antioxidant-safe-for-fcm-use
Efsa assessment : http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4242

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