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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. 1256

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Food Contact Substance:  1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 2634-33-5).
Notifier:  THOR GmbH
Manufacturer:  THOR GmbH
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in can-end cements.
Effective Date:  04/16/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.015 percent by weight (150 parts per million, ppm) in can-end cements that will contact aqueous, acidic, low alcoholic (up to 8 percent v/v alcohol content) and fatty food under Conditions of Use A through H, and high alcoholic food (greater than 8 percent alcohol content) under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is not intended to be used in packaging for infant formula.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site