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Document 32009R0975

Commission Regulation (EC) No 975/2009 of 19 October 2009 amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 274, 20.10.2009, p. 3–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 13 Volume 047 P. 298 - 303

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/04/2011; Repealed by 32011R0010

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2009/975/oj

20.10.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 274/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 975/2009

of 19 October 2009

amending Directive 2002/72/EC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC (1), and in particular Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Directive 2002/72/EC of 6 August 2002 relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (2) establishes a Community list of monomers and other starting substances, which may be used for the manufacture of plastic materials and articles. Recently additional monomers and starting substances have received a favourable scientific evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (the Authority) and should now be added to the existing list.

(2)

Directive 2002/72/EC also contains a Community list of additives which may be used for the manufacture of plastic materials and articles. Recently additional additives have received a favourable scientific evaluation by the Authority and should now be added to the existing list.

(3)

Directive 2002/72/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

According to Article 4(1) of Directive 2002/72/EC, the Community list of additives contained in Annex III to that Directive will become a positive list from 1 January 2010. Consequently, the titles in Annex III to that Directive should no longer refer to an ‘incomplete’ list of additives.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes II, III, IVa, V and VI to Directive 2002/72/EC are amended in accordance with Annexes I to V to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 19 October 2009.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 338, 13.11.2004, p. 4.

(2)  OJ L 220, 15.8.2002, p. 18.


ANNEX I

In section A to Annex II to Directive 2002/72/EC the following lines are inserted in the table in numerical order:

Ref. No

CAS No

Name

Restrictions and/or specifications

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

‘14627

0000117-21-5

3-chlorophthalic anhydride

SML = 0,05 mg/kg expressed as 3-chlorophthalic acid

14628

0000118-45-6

4-chlorophthalic anhydride

SML = 0,05 mg/kg expressed as 4-chlorophthalic acid

14876

0001076-97-7

1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid

SML = 5 mg/kg

Only to be used for manufacture of polyesters

18117

0000079-14-1

glycolic acid

For indirect food contact only, behind a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer

19965

0006915-15-7

malic acid

Only to be used as a co-monomer in aliphatic polyesters up to maximum level of 1 % on a molar basis

21498

0002530-85-0

[3-(methacryloxy) propyl]trimethoxysilane

SML = 0,05 mg/kg

Only to be used as a surface treatment agent of inorganic fillers’


ANNEX II

Annex III to Directive 2002/72/EC is amended as follows:

(1)

The word ‘incomplete’ is deleted from the general title of Annex III as well as from the titles of Sections A and B.

(2)

In section A the following lines are inserted in numerical order:

Ref. No

CAS No

Name

Restrictions and/or specifications

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

‘30607

acids, C2-C24, aliphatic, linear, monocarboxylic, from natural oils and fats, lithium salt

SML(T) = 0,6 mg/kg (expressed as Lithium) (8)

33105

0146340-15-0

alcohols, C12-C14 secondary, β-(2-hydroxyethoxy), ethoxylated

SML = 5 mg/kg (44)

33535

0152261-33-1

α-alkenes(C20-C24) copolymer with maleic anhydride, reaction product with 4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine

Not to be used for articles in contact with fatty foods for which simulant D is laid down

Not to be used in contact with alcoholic foods

38550

0882073-43-0

bis(4-propylbenzylidene)propylsorbitol

SML = 5 mg/kg (including the sum of its hydrolysis products)

40155

0124172-53-8

N,N'-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)-N,N'-diformylhexamethylenediamine

SML = 0,05 mg/kg (1) (44)

49080

0852282-89-4

N-(2,6-Diisopropylphenyl)-6-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-1H-benzo[de]isoquinolin-1,3(2H)-dione

SML = 0,05 mg/kg (39) (45) (46)

Only for use in polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

60027

hydrogenated homopolymers and/or copolymers made of 1-hexene and/or 1-octene and/or 1-decene and/or 1-dodecene and/or 1-tetradecene (Mw: 440-12 000)

Not to be used for articles in contact with fatty foods for which simulant D is laid down.

In compliance with the specification laid down in Annex V

62215

0007439-89-6

iron

SML = 48 mg/kg

68119

neopentyl glycol, diesters and monoesters with benzoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid

SML = 5 mg/kg

Not to be used for articles in contact with fatty foods for which simulant D is laid down.

72141

0018600-59-4

2,2'-(1,4-phenylene)bis[4H-3,1-benzoxazin-4-one]

SML = 0,05 mg/kg (including the sum of its hydrolysis products)

76807

00073018-26-5

polyester of adipic acid with 1,3-butanediol, 1,2-propanediol and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol

SML = 30 mg/kg

77708

polyethyleneglycol (EO = 1-50) ethers of linear and branched primary (C8-C22) alcohols

SML = 1,8 mg/kg

In compliance with the specification laid down in Annex V

80077

0068441-17-8

polyethylene waxes, oxidised

SML = 60 mg/kg

80350

0124578-12-7

poly(12-hydroxystearic acid)-polyethyleneimine copolymer

Only to be used in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and polyamide (PA) up to 0,1 % w/w.

In compliance with the specification laid down in Annex V

80480

0090751-07-8; 0082451-48-7

poly(6-morpholino-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyl)-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)imino)]-hexamethylene-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)imino)]

SML = 5 mg/kg (47)

In compliance with the specification laid down in Annex V

80510

1010121-89-7

poly(3-nonyl-1,1-dioxo-1-thiopropane-1,3-diyl)-block-poly(x-oleyl-7-hydroxy-1,5-diiminooctane-1,8-diyl), process mixture with x = 1 and/or 5, neutralised with dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid

Only to be used as a polymerisation production aid in polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS)

91530

sulphosuccinic acid alkyl (C4-C20) or cyclohexyl diesters, salts

SML = 5 mg/kg

91815

sulphosuccinic acid monoalkyl (C10-C16) polyethyleneglycol esters, salts

SML = 2 mg/kg

92200

0006422-86-2

terephthalic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl)ester

SML = 60 mg/kg

92470

0106990-43-6

N,N',N',N'-tetrakis(4,6-bis(N-butyl-(N-methyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)amino)triazin-2-yl)-4,7-diazadecane-1,10-diamine

SML = 0,05 mg/kg

92475

0203255-81-6

3,3',5,5'-tetrakis(tert-butyl)-2,2'-dihydroxybiphenyl, cyclic ester with [3-(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)propyl]oxyphosphonous acid

SML = 5 mg/kg (expressed as the sum of phosphite and phosphate form of the substance and the hydrolysis products)

93450

titanium dioxide, coated with a copolymer of n-octyltrichlorosilane and [aminotris(methylenephosphonic acid), penta sodium salt]

In compliance with the specification laid down in Annex V

94000

0000102-71-6

triethanolamine

SML = 0,05 mg/kg (including the hydrochloride adduct)

94425

0000867-13-0

triethyl phosphonoacetate

Only for use in polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

94985

trimethylolpropane, mixed triesters and diesters with benzoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid

SML = 5 mg/kg

Not to be used for articles in contact with fatty food for which simulant D is laid down’


ANNEX III

In Annex IVa to Directive 2002/72/EC the following lines are inserted in numerical order:

Ref. No

CAS No

Name

‘49080

852282-89-4

N-(2,6-Diisopropylphenyl)-6-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-1H-benzo[de]isoquinolin-1,3(2H)-dione

72141

0018600-59-4

2,2′-(1,4-phenylene)bis[4H-3,1-benzoxazin-4-one]

76807

0007308-26-5

polyester of adipic acid with 1,3-butanediol, 1,2-propanediol and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol

92475

0203255-81-6

3,3′,5,5′-tetrakis(tert-butyl)-2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl, cyclic ester with [3-(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)propyl]oxyphosphonous acid’


ANNEX IV

In Part B of Annex V to Directive 2002/72/EC the following lines are inserted in numerical order:

Ref. No

Other specifications

‘60027

hydrogenated homopolymers and/or copolymers made of 1-hexene and/or 1-octene and/or 1-decene and/or 1-dodecene and/or 1-tetradecene (Mw: 440-12 000)

Average molecular weight not less than 440 Da

Viscosity at 100 °C not less than 3,8 cSt (3,8 x 10-6 m2/s)

77708

polyethyleneglycol (EO = 1-50) ethers of linear and branched primary (C8-C22) alcohols

Maximum residual quantity of ethylene oxide in the material or article = 1 mg/kg

80350

poly(12-hydroxystearic acid)-polyethyleneimine copolymer

Prepared by the reaction of poly(12-hydroxystearic acid) with polyethyleneimine

80480

poly(6-morpholino-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyl)-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)imino)]-hexamethylene-[(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)imino)]

Average molecular weight not less than 2 400 Da

Residual content of morpholine ≤ 30 mg/kg, of N,N'-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)hexane-1,6-diamine < 15 000 mg/kg, and of 2,4-dichloro-6-morpholino-1,3,5-triazine ≤ 20 mg/kg

93450

titanium dioxide, coated with a copolymer of n-octyltrichlorosilane and [aminotris(methylenephosphonic acid), penta sodium salt]

The content of the surface treatment copolymer of the coated titanium dioxide is less than 1 % w/w’


ANNEX V

Annex VI to Directive 2002/72/EC is amended as follows:

1.

The note (8) is replaced by the following:

‘(8)

SML(T) in this specific case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the following substances mentioned as Ref. Nos: 24886, 62020, 30607, 38000, 42400, 64320, 66350, 67896, 73040, 85760, 85840, 85920 and 95725.’

2.

The following notes are added:

‘(44)

The SML could be exceeded from polyolefins.

(45)

The SML could be exceeded from plastics containing more than 0,5 % w/w of the substance.

(46)

The SML could be exceeded in contact with foods with high alcoholic content.

(47)

The SML could be exceeded from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) containing more than 0,3 % w/w of the substance when in contact with fatty foods.’


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