Regulatory status

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is REACH compliant.

Use in food contact materials
GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is approved for use in food contact materials as follows:

EU

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is approved for use in plastics without restrictions or a specific migration limit (SML) and only the generic SML of 60 mg/kg applies. The product is approved according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and has the FCM reference number 783 and the Ref. no. 55910 (formerly 30340).
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USA

FDA has approved the use of GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE in cap sealing rings and articles intended for repeated contact with all foods, and as a colorant carrier/dispersant for use in polymeric food packaging. Reference FCN 750 and FCN 812.
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Mercosur

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is approved for use in food contact materials without restrictions, according to resolucao-rdc No 17, de 17 de Marco de 2008.
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China

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is approved for food contact materials without restrictions, according to GB9685-2008 "Hygienic standard for uses of additives in food containers and packaging materials".
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Japan

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is accepted for use in food contact materials according to industry standards.
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Registered new chemical

GRINDSTED® SOFT-N-SAFE is registered as a new chemical in the following regions and is accepted for use in applications that do not require specific approval:

EU (ELINCS), Switzerland(BAG), USA (TSCA), Canada (DSL), China(IECSC), Japan (ENCS - METI), South Korea (ECL-TCCL), Brazil, Australia (AICS, expected end 2009).

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