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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. 189

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Food Contact Substance:  Di-(para-methylbenzylidene)sorbitol (CAS Reg. No. 54686-97-4, 197809-37-3 and 81541-12-0) containing up to 1 percent triisopropanolamine.
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a clarifying agent for polypropylene homopolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c) Items 1.1a and 1.1b
Effective Date:  05/24/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.32 percent by weight of the finished polymer under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Table 2. The finished polymer may be used in contact with all food types.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site