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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. 162

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propenoic acid, methyl ester, telomer with 1-dodecanethiol, C16-C18 alkyl esters (CAS Reg. No. 174254-23-0).
Notifier:  Goldschmidt Chemical Corporation
Manufacturer:  Evonik Corporation
Intended Use:  As a stabilizer and/or dispersant for olefin polymers intended for use in contact with food. The FCS may also be used in accordance with food additive regulations and effective notifications which incorporate by reference materials cleared in 21 CFR 177.1520, 178.2010, and 178.3725, provided such use is in olefin polymers.
Effective Date:  10/04/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in polypropylene, including homopolymers and copolymers, at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight; in low density polyethylene and linear low density polyethylene at levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight; in high density polyethylene, including homopolymers and copolymers, at levels not to exceed 0.3 percent by weight. The finished polymers may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site