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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. 1194

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Food Contact Substance:  Methyl formate (CAS Reg. No. 107-31-3).
Notifier:  Pactiv LLC
Manufacturer:  Pactiv LLC
Intended Use:  As a blowing agent for polystyrene food-contact articles.
Effective Date:  11/08/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 1.5 weight-percent of the foaming formulation.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site