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List 5
Substances which should not be used.
List 6
Substances for which there exist suspicions about their toxicity and for which data is lacking or is
insufficient.
The allocation of substances to this list is mainly based upon similarity of structure with that of
chemical substances already evaluated or known to have functional groups that indicate carcinogenic
or other severe toxic properties.
Section 6A: Substances suspected to have carcinogenic properties. These substances should not be
detectable in foods or in food simulants by an appropriate sensitive method for each substance.
Section 6B: Substances suspected to have toxic properties (other than carcinogenic). Restrictions may
be indicated.
List 7
Substances for which some toxicological data exist, but for which an ADI or a TDI could not be
established. The required additional information should be furnished.
List 8
Substances for which no or only scanty and inadequate data was available.
List 9
Substances and groups of substances which could not be evaluated due to lack of specifications
(substances) or to lack of adequate description (groups of substances).
Groups of substances should be replaced, where possible, by individual substances actually in use.
Polymers for which the data on identity specified in "SCF Guidelines" are not available.
List W
"Waiting list". Substances not yet included in the Community lists, as they should be considered "new"
substances, i.e. substances never approved at national level. These substances cannot be included in the
Community lists, lacking the data requested by the Committee.
In the substances used only for coatings this letter means that the substance is listed in the inventory
list of the Council of Europe Resolution AP (2004) on coatings intended to come into food contact and
are not evaluated by the SCF or EFSA.
List W7
Substances for which some toxicological data exists, but for which an ADI or a TDI could not be
established. The required additional information should be furnished.
List W8
Substances for which no or only scanty and inadequate data was available.
List W9
Substances and groups of substances which could not be evaluated due to lack of specifications
(substances) or to lack of an adequate description (groups of substances).