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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. 172

 
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Food Contact Substance:  5,7-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-hydroxy-2(3H)-benzofuranone, reaction products with o-xylene (CAS Reg. No. 181314-48-7).
 
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals
 
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer for adhesives and polymers.
 
Effective Date:  12/11/2001
 
Limitations/Specifications:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer in the following: 1) adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.105, 2) pressure-sensitive adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.125 at levels not to exceed 0.2 weight percent of the finished adhesive, and 3) ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1350 at levels not to exceed 0.02 weight percent of the ethylene-vinyl acetate in all types of food.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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