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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1086

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene-propylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1).
Notifier:  LyondellBasell Industries
Manufacturer:  LyondellBasell Industries
Intended Use:  As the basic polymer used in the production of single- and repeat-use articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  07/08/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS has a minimum number-average molecular weight of 25,000 Daltons and may be used in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively. Additives permitted for use in olefin polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1, 3.1, and 3.2 may also be used in the FCS, subject to the prescribed limitations and specifications.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site