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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. 201

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Food Contact Substance:  2H-benzimidazole-2-thione, 1,3-dihydro-, 4(or 5)-methyl-, zinc salt(2:1) containing up to 4 percent by weight petroleum process oil.
Notifier:  Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
Manufacturer:  Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant synergist in natural or synthetic rubber gloves intended for repeat use in the meat packing industry.
Effective Date:  05/30/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  Used in equal amounts with the primary currently regulated antioxidant, at no greater than 1 percent by weight of the rubber gloves.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site