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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. 460

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Food Contact Substance:  Benzenemethanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-(2-(2-(4-(1,1,3,3,-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy)ethoxy)-ethyl)-,chloride (CAS Reg. No. 121-54-0) also known as Benzethonium Chloride USP
Notifier:  Lonza, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Lonza, Inc.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in no-rinse hand sanitizers for food handlers.
Effective Date:  12/07/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  Benzethonium Chloride USP may be used at levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight of the finished hand sanitizer formulations.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site