FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

Also referred to as the Plastics Implementation Measure (PIM), this Regulation provides the Union List of monomers and other substances authorized in the manufacture of food contact plastics.

furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid

EC / List no: 221-800-8 CAS no: 3238-40-2
Additive or PPA
Use as monomer/macromolecule
FRF applicable
SML (mg/kg)
5 mg/kg
Only to be used as a monomer in the production of polyethylene furanoate.

The migration of the oligomeric fraction of less than 1 000 Da shall not exceed 50 µg/kg food (expressed as furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid).

Notes on verification
V22 When used in contact with non-alcoholic foods for which Table 2 of Annex III assigns food simulant D1, food simulant C shall be used for verification of compliance instead of food simulant D1.

V23 When a final material/article containing this substance is placed on the market, a well described method suitable for use by a competent authority to determine oligomer migration compliance with the restrictions in column 10 Table 1 shall be part of the supporting document referred to in Art. 16. Reference shall be made if an adequate method is publicly available. If it requires a calibration sample, a sufficient sample shall be supplied to the competent authority on its request.

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