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FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

EU. Union List of Authorised Substances: Annex I, Plastics Food Contact Regulation 10/2011/EU, as amended by Regulation 2020/1245/EU, 3 September 2020

This list contains the Union list of authorised monomers, other starting substances, macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation, additives and polymer production aids. It is taken from Annex I of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Last updated 17 September 2021. Database contains 1072 unique substances/entries.
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540
63940
yes
no
0.24 mg/kg
Only to be used as dispersant for plastics dispersions.
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617-129-9
8062-15-5
540
63940
yes
no
0.24 mg/kg
Only to be used as dispersant for plastics dispersions.
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1043
yes
no
Only to be used as particles in non-plasticised PVC up to 10 % w/w in contact with all food types at room temperature or below including long- term storage.
When used together with the substance with FCM No 859 and/or the substance with FCM No 998, the restriction of 10 % w/w applies to the sum of those substances.
The diameter of particles shall be > 20 nm, and for at least 95 % by number it shall be > 40 nm.
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859
yes
no
Only to be used as particles in non-plasticised PVC up to 10 % w/w in contact with all food types at room temperature or below including long- term storage.
When used together with the substance with FCM No 998 and/or the substance with FCM No 1043, the restriction of 10 % w/w applies to the sum of those substances.
The diameter of particles shall be > 20 nm, and for at least 95 % by number it shall be > 40 nm.
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998
yes
no
Only to be used as particles in non-plasticised PVC up to 10 % w/w in contact with all food types at room temperature or below including long- term storage.
When used together with the substance with FCM No 859 and/or the substance with FCM No 1043, the restriction of 10 % w/w applies to the sum of those substances.
The diameter of particles shall be > 20 nm, and for at least 95 % by number it shall be > 40 nm.
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1010121-89-7
804
80510
yes
no
Only to be used as polymer production aid in polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS).
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211-492-3
652-67-5
364
15404
no
no
5 mg/kg
Only to be used as: (a) a co-monomer in poly (ethylene-co-isosorbide terephthalate); (b) a co-monomer at levels of up to 40 mole % of the diol component in combination with ethylene glycol and/or 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane, for the production of polyesters. Polyesters made using dianhydrosorbitol together with 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane shall not be used in contact with foods containing more than 15 % alcohol.
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364
15404
no
no
5 mg/kg
Only to be used as: (a) a co-monomer in poly (ethylene-co-isosorbide terephthalate); (b) a co-monomer at levels of up to 40 mole % of the diol component in combination with ethylene glycol and/or 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane, for the production of polyesters. Polyesters made using dianhydrosorbitol together with 1,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane shall not be used in contact with foods containing more than 15 % alcohol.
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204-211-0
117-81-7
283
74640
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods;(b)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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204-211-0
117-81-7
283
74640
yes
no
1.5 mg/kg
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods;(b)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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201-557-4
84-74-2
157
74880
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods;(b)technical support agent in polyolefins in concentrations up to 0,05 % in the final product.
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201-557-4
84-74-2
157
74880
yes
no
0.3 mg/kg
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods;(b)technical support agent in polyolefins in concentrations up to 0,05 % in the final product.
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271-090-9
68515-48-0
728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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271-090-9
68515-48-0
728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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271-091-4
68515-49-1
729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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271-091-4
68515-49-1
729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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247-977-1
26761-40-0
729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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247-977-1
26761-40-0
729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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249-079-5
28553-12-0
728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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249-079-5
28553-12-0
728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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201-622-7
85-68-7
159
74560
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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201-622-7
85-68-7
159
74560
yes
no
30 mg/kg
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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728
75100
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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729
75105
yes
no
Only to be used as: (a)plasticiser in repeated use materials and articles;(b)plasticiser in single-use materials and articles contacting non-fatty foods except for infant formulae and follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/EC or processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC;(c)technical support agent in concentrations up to 0,1 % in the final product.
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1060
yes
no
Only to be used at room temperature or below in contact with foods for which Table 2 of Annex III assigns food simulant E.
The seed hulls shall be obtained from sunflower seeds that are fit for human consumption.
The processing temperature of the plastic containing the additive shall not exceed 240 °C.
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1077
yes
no
Only to be used at up to 25.0 % w/w, including in the nanoform.
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147398-31-0
1059
no
no
Only to be used either alone or blended with other polymers in contact with all foods under contact conditions of up to 6 months and/or 6 months and more, at room temperature or below, including hot fill or a short heating up phase.
The migration of all oligomers with a molecular weight below 1 000 Da shall not exceed 5,0 mg/kg food.
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214-068-6
1076-97-7
806
14876
no
no
5 mg/kg
Only to be used for manufacture of polyesters.
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806
14876
no
no
5 mg/kg
Only to be used for manufacture of polyesters.
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794
18117
no
no
Only to be used for manufacture of polyglycolic acid (PGA) for (i) indirect food contact behind polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polylactic acid (PLA); and (ii) direct food contact of a blend of PGA up to 3 % w/w in PET or PLA.
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201-180-5
79-14-1
794
18117
no
no
Only to be used for manufacture of polyglycolic acid (PGA) for (i) indirect food contact behind polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polylactic acid (PLA); and (ii) direct food contact of a blend of PGA up to 3 % w/w in PET or PLA.
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1062
no
no
Only to be used for the production of recycled PET and at up to 0,12 % (w/w).
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235-798-1
12751-22-3
607
62245
yes
no
Only to be used in PET polymers and copolymers
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220-239-6
2682-20-4
451
66755
yes
no
0.5 mg/kg
Only to be used in aqueous polymer dispersions and emulsions.
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682-234-9
329238-24-6
854
71943
yes
no
Only to be used in concentrations up to 0,5 % w/w in the polymerisation of fluoropolymers that are processed at temperatures at or above 340 °C and are intended for use in repeated use articles.
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224-709-1
4457-71-0
883
22074
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
Only to be used in materials in contact with food at a surface to mass ratio up to 0,5 dm2/kg.
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630-556-5
124578-12-7
812
80350
yes
no
Only to be used in plastics up to 0,1 % w/w.
Prepared by the reaction of poly(12-hydroxystearic acid) with polyethyleneimine.
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263244-54-8
885
45676
yes
no
Only to be used in poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT), polycarbonate (PC), polystyrene (PS) and rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plastics in concentrations up to 1 % w/w, in contact with aqueous, acidic and alcoholic foods, for long term storage at room temperature.
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229-962-1
6864-37-5
498
16210
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
Only to be used in polyamides.
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405-800-7
27955-94-8
662
25927
no
no
0.005 mg/kg
Only to be used in polycarbonates.
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662
25927
no
no
0.005 mg/kg
Only to be used in polycarbonates.
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979
79987
yes
no
Only to be used in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at a maximum level of 5 % w/w.
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213-245-5
931-88-4
381
15030
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
Only to be used in polymers contacting foods for which simulant A is laid down.
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287916-86-3
871
yes
no
Only to be used in polyolefins at levels of up to 20 weight %. These polyolefins shall only be used in contact with foods for which Table 2 of Annex III assigns food simulant E, at ambient temperature or below, and when migration of the total oligomeric fraction of less than 1 000 Da does not exceed 50 µg/kg food.
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ANOX 1315; ANOX BF; DURAD AX 38
413-750-2
171090-93-0
895
47060
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
Only to be used in polyolefins in contact with foods other than fatty/ high-alcoholic and dairy products.
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209-249-1
563-45-1
351
21730
no
no
0.01 mg/kg
Only to be used in polypropylene.
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223-320-4
3825-26-1
468
71960
yes
no
Only to be used in repeated use articles, sintered at high temperatures.
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855
40560
yes
no
Only to be used in rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) at a maximum level of 12 % at room temperature or below.
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