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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. 328

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Food Contact Substance:  Phosphorous acid, bis[2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methylphenyl]ethyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 145650-60-8). The FCS is also known as bis(2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-methylphenyl)ethyl phosphite.
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer in adhesives.
Effective Date:  07/17/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer in: 1) adhesives complying with the limitations of 21 CFR 175.105, paragraph (a)(2), in contact with all food types at temperatures not to exceed 120°F. 2) pressure-sensitive adhesives, at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight of the finished adhesive, used as the food contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to poultry, dry food and processed, frozen, dried or partially dehydrated fruits and vegetables as well as raw fruits and vegetables under Conditions of Use E through G (room temperature or below), as described in Table 2
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site