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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. 473

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Food Contact Substance:  2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-butanediol and 4,4'-(1,3,6,8-tetrahydro-1,3,6,8-tetraoxobenzo[lmn][3,8]phenanthroline-2,7-diyl)bis[benzoic acid].
Notifier:  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Intended Use:  As an ultraviolet light absorber in polyethylene phthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630 used in contact with foods.
Effective Date:  02/03/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only at levels not to exceed 3.3 percent by weight of the finished polyethylene phthalate polymers. The finished FCS may be used in contact with all food types, under conditions of use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site