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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. 451

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl ester, polymer with docosyl 2-propenoate, eicosyl 2-propenoate, octadecyl 2-propenoate and tetradecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 470469-55-7)
Notifier:  Toho Chemical Industry Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Toho Chemical Industry Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As a processing aid (filter aid) in the production of petroleum wax that will be used on food packaging for single use food contact applications.
Effective Date:  01/21/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used as described in 21 CFR 178.3710 Petroleum wax. The petroleum wax will contain a total of not more than 40 ppm by weight of the FCS. The finished wax-coated paper, with a wax thickness of 0.3g/cm2, would contact only alcoholic and fatty foods.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site