Scientific Opinion on the safety assessment of the substance, Perfluoro{acetic acid, 2-[(5-methoxy-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)oxy]}, ammonium salt, CAS No 1190931-27-1, for use in food contact materials

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Article
Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(6):3718 [9 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3718
Panel members at the time of adoption
Ulla Beckman Sundh, Mona-Lise Binderup, Claudia Bolognesi, Leon Brimer, Laurence Castle, Alessandro Di Domenico, Karl-Heinz Engel, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Rainer Gürtler, Trine Husøy, Klaus-Dieter Jany, Catherine Leclercq (until july 2013), Jean-Claude Lhuguenot (until November 2012), Wim Mennes, Maria Rosaria Milana, Maria de Fátima Poças, Iona Pratt †, Kettil Svensson, Fidel Toldrá and Detlef Wölfle.
Acknowledgements

The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Working Group on Food Contact Materials: Mona-Lise Binderup, Laurence Castle, Riccardo Crebelli, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Ragna Bogen Hetland, Eugenia Lampi, Jean-Claude Lhuguenot (until November 2012), Maria Rosaria Milana, Maria de Fátima Poças, Philippe Saillard, Kettil Svensson and Detlef Wölfle for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion.

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Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, The Hague
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013-00363
Adopted
20 May 2014
Published in the EFSA Journal
6 June 2014
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

This scientific opinion of EFSA deals with the safety assessment of perfluoro{acetic acid, 2-[(5-methoxy-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)oxy]}, ammonium salt, CAS No 1190931-27-1, for use as a polymer production aid during the manufacture of fluoropolymers. Specific migration of the substance was not determined. The specific migration of the substance and the two degradation products in polytetrafluoroethylene film were determined and the maximum potential migrations were 0.4 μg/kg food. The CEF Panel concluded there is no safety concern for the consumer if the substance is only to be used as a polymer production aid during the manufacture of fluoropolymers which are produced under high temperature conditions of at least 370 °C and intended for repeated use in contact with all types of foodstuffs under all contact conditions.

Keywords
perfluoro{acetic acid, 2-[(5-methoxy-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)oxy]} ammonium salt, CAS 1190931-27-1, acetic acid 2,2-difluoro-2-[[2,2,4,5-tetrafluoro-5-(trifluoromethoxy)-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]oxy]- ammonium salt, FCM 1045, food contact materials, safety assessment
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Number of Pages
9