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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. 1099

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate, and poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-ω-hydroxy-, C16-18-alkyl ether.
Notifier:  BASF SE
Manufacturer:  BASF SE
Intended Use:  Used as a thickener in clay and calcium carbonate coatings applied to paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  08/30/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The maximum use level of the FCS in clay and calcium carbonate coatings is 0.4 percent by weight of the dry coating. Coatings containing the FCS may contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site