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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. 403

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Food Contact Substance:  2-[2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenoxy]5-butyl-5-ethyl-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinane,(CAS Reg. No. 180071-71-0), which may contain not more than 1 percent by weight triisopropanolamine (CAS Reg. No. 122-20-3).
Notifier:  Crompton Corporation
Manufacturer:  Crompton Corporation
Intended Use:  1) As an antioxidant at levels not to exceed 0.16 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. 2) As an antioxidant at levels not to exceed 0.16 percent by weight in repeated use food-contact articles.
Effective Date:  04/29/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  Linear low density polyethylene articles containing the food contact substance, intended for single-use applications, may be used in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A(up to 15 percent alcohol), VI-B, 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