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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. 15

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Food Contact Substance:  Benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2'-(1,2-ethenediyl)bis(5-((4-(bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino)-6-((4-sulfophenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-, tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 16470-24-9)
Notifier:  Stilbene Whitening Agent Task Force
Manufacturer:  Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Clariant Corporaion
Intended Use:  As an optical brightener in paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  04/01/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The food contact substance is intended as an optical brightener, at levels not to exceed that needed to achieve the desired technical effect, except in uncoated paper and paperboard in compliance with 21 CFR 176.170(a) at levels not to exceed 0.5 lb/ton of paper, and in clay coatings on paper and paperboard, in compliance with 21 CFR 176.170(b) at levels not to exceed 0.25 lb/ton of coated paper, where the uncoated and clay coated paper and paperboard containing the brightener is intended for use in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI, and VII-B, as described in Table 1.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site