Scientific Opinion on the safety evaluation of the substance, (ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate) copolymer, CAS No. 9010-88-2, for use in food contact materials


Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(12):2464 [9 pp.].
Panel Members
Ulla Beckman Sundh, Mona-Lise Binderup, Leon Brimer, Laurence Castle, Karl-Heinz Engel, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Rainer Gürtler, Trine Husøy, Klaus-Dieter Jany, Catherine Leclercq, Jean-Claude Lhuguenot, Wim Mennes, Maria Rosaria Milana, Iona Pratt, Kettil Svensson, Fidel Toldrá and Detlef Wölfle

The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Working Group on Food Contact Materials for the preparation of this opinion: Mona-Lise Binderup, Laurence Castle, Riccardo Crebelli, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Eugenia Lampi, Jean-Claude Lhuguenot, Maria Rosaria Milana, Karla Pfaff, Fatima Poças, Philippe Saillard, Kettil Svensson and Detlef Wölfle for the support provided to this EFSA scientific output.

Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie, France
Question Number
24 November 2011
Published in the EFSA Journal
5 December 2011
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

This scientific opinion of EFSA deals with the risk assessment of the substance (ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate) copolymer, CAS No 9010-88-2, REF. No. 53245 and FCM substance No 868 for which the CEF Panel concluded that the intended use in rigid PVC at a maximum level of 2% w/w and in PLA and in PET at a maximum level of 5% w/w is not of safety concern for the consumer.

(Ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate) copolymer; CAS number 9010-88-2; Ref. No. 53245; FCM substance No 868; Food contact materials; Safety assessment; Evaluation
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