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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. 161

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Food Contact Substance:  Piperylene/2-methyl-2-butene copolymer resins (CAS Reg. No. 26813-14-9) and Piperylene/2-methyl-2-butene/alpha-methylstyrene terpolymer resins (CAS Reg. No. 62258-49-5), and as further described in the identity and manufacturing sections of the notification.
Notifier:  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Manufacturer:  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Intended Use:  As components of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and tapes as provided in 21 CFR 175.125 Pressure-sensitive adhesives.
Effective Date:  10/02/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The labels or tapes may be applied to poultry, dry food, processed, frozen, dried, or partially dehydrated fruits and vegetables, raw fruits, and raw vegetables. The tapes and labels will be used at room temperature or below. The maximum use level for either of the two food contact substances is 47.5 percent by weight of the final adhesive formulation.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site