Normativa UEFeb. 23, 2011
UE: panel científico informa sobre la evaluación de la inocuidad del dióxido de titanio al reaccionar con octyltriethoxysilane, para uso en materiales en contacto con alimentos
EFSA Journal 2011;9(2):2003 [11 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2003
EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)
Type: Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from: Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom
Question number: EFSA-Q-2009-00917
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 titanium dioxide reacted with octyltriethoxysilane, CAS No. not assigned, REF. No. 93460 for which the CEF Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the consumer if the substance is the reaction product of titanium dioxide with up to 2% w/w surface treatment substance octyltriethoxysilane processed at high temperature. This evaluation does not cover titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
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 substance titanium dioxide reacted with octyltriethoxysilane with the CAS number not assigned and the European Commission reference number (REF. No.) 93460, for use as a filler for all polymers up to 25% (w/w). Final materials are intended to be used in contact with all types of foodstuffs in any condition of time and temperature. The dossier was submitted on behalf of DuPont Titanium Technologies, USA.
The CEF Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the consumer if the substance is the reaction product of titanium dioxide with up to 2% w/w surface treatment substance octyltriethoxysilane processed at high temperature. This evaluation does not cover titanium dioxide nanoparticles.