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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. 176

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-4-(3-((2,4,8,10-tetrakis(1,1-dimethylethyl)dibenzo(d,f)(1,3,2)dio xaphosphepin-6-yl)oxy)propyl)(CAS Reg. No. 203255-81-6).
 
Notifier:  Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
 
Manufacturer:  Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
 
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer for olefin polymers for use in contact with food.
 
Effective Date:  12/27/2001
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in the following olefin polymers that are intended to contact food under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2, without limitation on the thickness of the food-contact article: 1. In low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), and polypropylene (PP), including homopolymers and copolymers, at levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight in contact with all food types. 2. In high-density polyethylene (HDPE), including homopolymers and copolymers, at levels not to exceed 0.12 percent by weight in contact with aqueous, acidic, and fatty foods, and at levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight in contact with alcoholic foods.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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