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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. 1150

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS. Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier:  BASF SE
Manufacturer:  BASF SE
Intended Use:  As a mineral pigment dispersant for calcium carbonate or kaolin pigments in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  06/12/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in coatings at a level not to exceed 1.25 weight percent of solid pigment and in mineral fillers at a level not to exceed 0.6 weight percent of solid pigment. The FCS will be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site