Food Contact Regenerated Cellulose Directive - Authorised Substances

EU. Substances Authorised in Manufacture of Regenerated Cellulose Film for Use as FCM (Annex II), Directive 2007/42/EC, 30 June 2007

This list contains the substances and substance groups authorised by the EU in the manufacture of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Representing Annex II of Directive 2007/42/EC, the list is divided into first and second parts, for uncoated and coated regenerated cellulose film, respectively. For some entries, the list includes functional classes, maximum and minimum limit values, and other restrictions.

Cellulose nitrate

EC / List no: 618-392-2 CAS no: 9004-70-0
Restrictions Restriction(s)
Nitrogen content between 10,8 % (w/w) and 12,2 % (w/w) in the cellulose nitrate.
In the coating, on the side in contact with foodstuffs
20 mg/dm2
50 mg/dm2
Expressed as (4)
As the sum of all Coating: Polymers
Denominations Application Name
Coated regenerated cellulose film
Coating: Polymers
Part 2
7 The total quantity of Coating: Polymers may not exceed 50 mg/dm2 of the coating on the side in contact with foodstuffs.