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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. 1216

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Food Contact Substance:  Copper(II) hydroxide phosphate (CAS Reg. No. 12158-74-6). REPLACES FCN 926
Notifier:  Chemishe Fabrik Budenheim KG and branches
Manufacturer:  Chemishe Fabrik Budenheim KG and branches
Intended Use:  As an additive in all food-contact polymers that serves: a) as a colorant, b) as a UV-filter to protect contained goods from UV radiation, c) as an IR absorber in order to reduce the necessary energy for molding and forming processes, d) as a laser marking agent in order to improve the quality of laser marking of articles.
Effective Date:  11/20/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used at a level not to exceed 2.6 percent by weight of polymer intended for use in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Appendix V, Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site