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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. 1251

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Food Contact Substance:  Phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters (CAS Reg No. 939402-02-5).
Notifier:  Chemtura Corporation
Manufacturer:  Chemtura Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant in linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
Effective Date:  06/12/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used at levels not to exceed 1500 ppm in LLDPE and 1500 ppm in HDPE in contact with all food types except for those containing greater than 15 percent alcohol under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS will be used in conjunction with triisopropanolamine (CAS Reg No. 122-20-3) at a maximum use level of 0.75 percent by weight of the FCS.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site