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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. 257

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Alpha-sulfo-omega-(dodecyloxy)poly(oxyethylene) sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9004-82-4). The FCS is also known as sodium lauryl ether sulfate.
 
Notifier:  Stepan Company
 
Manufacturer:  Stepan Company
 
Intended Use:  The food contact substance (FCS) will be used as an emulsifier in the production of acrylic and modified acrylic polymers and vinyl acetate copolymers used as pigment binders in coatings for paper and paperboard that contact aqueous and fatty foods.
 
Effective Date:  11/30/2002
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 2.0 percent by weight of the acrylic and modified acrylic polymers and vinyl acetate copolymers used as pigment binders in coatings for paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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