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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. 21

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Food Contact Substance:  2,2'-Methylenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl) 2-ethylhexyl phosphite (CAS Reg. No. 126050-54-2)
Notifier:  Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Manufacturer:  Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer in high-density polyethylene articles intended for contact with food.
Effective Date:  04/07/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The food contact substance shall be used at levels not to exceed 0.15 percent by weight of high-density polyethylene homo- and copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520 (where the density of the polymer is not less than 0.94 g/cc). The finished polymers may only be used in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-B, VII-B, and VIII under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Tables 1 and 2, and with food types III, IV-A, V, VI-A, VI-C, VII-A, and IX under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site