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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. 419

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Food Contact Substance:  n-octyl phosphonic acid (NOPA)- modified titanium dioxide, (produced by chemically reacting NOPA (CAS Reg. No. 4724-48-5) with titanium dioxide to achieve a treatment level of 0.85% by weight of NOPA on the pigment).
Notifier:  Huntsman Tioxide/Tioxide Europe S.A.S./Tioxide Europe S.L.
Manufacturer:  Huntsman Tioxide/Tioxide Europe S.A.S./Tioxide Europe S.L.
Intended Use:  For use as a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  07/31/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is for use at a maximum level of up to 20 percent by weight of the polymer. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H described in Table 2. (In accordance with effective FCN 000038, the FCS may be used at levels up to 30 percent when used under Conditions of Use C and less severe conditions.) Use of the colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in 21 CFR 178.3297.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site