Normativa UEFeb. 23, 2011
UE: panel científico informa sobre la evaluación de la inocuidad de 2,4-bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-6-(2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazine, para uso en materiales en contacto con alimentos
EFSA Journal 2011;9(2):2001 [11 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2001
Type: Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from: Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom
Question number: EFSA-Q-2009-00768
Adopted: 02 February 2011
Published: 21 February 2011
Affiliation: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
This scientific opinion of EFSA deals with the risk assessment of the substance 2,4-bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-6-(2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazine, CAS No. 2725-22-6, REF. No. 38885 for which the CEF Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the consumer if its migration does not exceed 5 mg/kg food.
Within the general task of evaluating substances intended for use in materials in contact with food according to the 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 foodstuffs, the CEF Panel received a request from a competent Member State Authority for safety evaluation of a substance following a corresponding application from the industry.
The request received and the outcome of the safety evaluation is summarised below:
The Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom, requested for evaluation of the additive 2,4-bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-6-(2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazine with the CAS number 2725-22-6 and the European Commission reference number (REF. No.) 38885, for use as a UV light stabiliser in polyolefins. Maximum intended percentage in the formulation is 0.06% w/w in polyethylene, 0.1% w/w in polypropylene but limited to 0.06% w/w for fatty food contact. The dossier was submitted on behalf of Cytec Industries Inc., USA.
The CEF Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the consumer if the migration of the substance does not exceed 5 mg/kg food.