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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. 144

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Food Contact Substance:  5-sulfo-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, monosodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 6362-79-4).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a monomer to be copolymerized with monomers listed in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(vii) to prepare polyester resins that may be used as coatings or components of coatings on any substrate contacting dry foods with surfaces containing no free fat or oil.
Effective Date:  07/25/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  5-sulfo-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, monosodium salt shall not exceed 20 mole percent of the diacid component of the polyester resins.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site