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In principle, all these compounds appear in list 6A, accompanied by the notation that
"these substances should not be detectable in foods or in food simulants by an
appropriate sensitive method", and the Commission established an SML equal to 0.05
mg/kg or a QM equal to 5 mg/kg in the Directive 2002/72/EC.
However, in the following cases, these substances may be classified in other lists:
Substances with sufficient data to allocate a TDI
These substances are classified in list 2. If mutagenicity data according to the
guidelines and/or carcinogenicity data are missing, the TDI is temporary.
Generically termed substances
Substances just described in generic terms are classified in list 9, with the same
restrictions as mentioned above (SML of 0.05 mg/kg or QM of 5 mg/kg)
Polymers made from the substances mentioned above
They are classified in list 9.
Vinyl compounds have been classified as follows:
(i)
Vinyl compounds considered carcinogenic or suspect carcinogenic on the basis
of experimental data: list 4A
(ii) Vinyl ethers of alcohols classified in SCF lists 0, 1, 2, and 3: List 7 (SML of
0.05 mg/kg or QM of 5 mg/kg). Needed: hydrolysis data
(iii) Vinyl ethers of alcohols in lists 6, 7 and 8: list 7 (SML of 0.05 mg/kg or QM of
5 mg/kg). Needed: data on corresponding alcohols, provided hydrolysis can be
demonstrated
(iv) Vinyl esters of monocarboxylic acids classified in SCF lists 0, 1, 2 and 3: List 7.
Needed: hydrolysis data.
(v) Monovinyl esters of polycarboxylic acids classified in SCF lists 0, 1, 2 and 3:
List 7). Needed: hydrolysis data
(vi) Vinyl esters of monocarboxylic acids classified in SCF lists 6, 7 and 8: List 7).
Needed: data on corresponding acid, provided hydrolysis could be demonstrated
(vii) Monovinyl esters of polycarboxylic acids classified in SCF lists 6, 7 and 8: List
7). Needed: data on corresponding acid, provided hydrolysis could be
demonstrated
2.2.2. LIST 6B
The SCF classified the following compounds as "suspected to have toxic properties
(other than carcinogenic)":