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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. 427

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Food Contact Substance:  Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier:  Stockhausen, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Evonik Corporation
Intended Use:  For use as an absorbent in food-contact materials.
Effective Date:  09/01/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished copolymer must meet all the specifications and limitations prescribed in 21 CFR 177.121 (b) and (c) and is limited to use as a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used in packaging of poultry, red meat, cubed tomatoes, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh whole berries, and fresh or frozen fish fillets.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site