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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. 337

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Food Contact Substance:  Trilauryl phosphite (CAS Reg. No. 3076-63-9) containing not more than 1 percent by weight triisopropanolamine (CAS Reg. No. 122-20-3).
Notifier:  General Electric
Manufacturer:  General Electric
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant in linear low density polyethylene.
Effective Date:  08/12/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.25 percent by weight in linear low density polyethylene complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 and 3.2, where the density of the polymer is not greater than 0.94 gram per cubic centimeter. Linear low density polyethylene articles containing the FCS may be used in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol), VII-B, and VIII as described in Table 1, under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site