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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. 164

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Food Contact Substance:  Phenol, 2-(5-chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)- (CAS Reg. No. 3864-99-1).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As an ultraviolet light absorber in polyethylene phthalate polymers.
Effective Date:  10/16/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight of polyethylene phthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630. The finished polymers may be used in contact with all food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VII-B, and VIII, under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site