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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. 1142

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Food Contact Substance:  1H-imidazolium, 3-ethyl-1-methyl, ethyl sulfate (1:1) (CAS Reg. No. 342573-75-5).
Notifier:  BASF
Manufacturer:  BASF
Intended Use:  As an antistatic agent for repeated-use, food-contact articles, such as flexible transporting tubes in the food industry.
Effective Date:  03/13/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a level not to exceed 2 weight-percent in polyurethane resins compliant with 21 CFR 177.1680, and 177.2600. The fmished food-contact articles containing FCS will contact dry solids (i.e., food types VIII and IX) at the maximum temperature of 60oC (140oF), as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site