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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. 532

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Food Contact Substance:  2,2'-methylenebis(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) (CAS Reg. No. 103597-45-1).
Notifier:  Asahi Denka Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Asahi Denka Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As an ultraviolet light absorber in polycarbonate food-contact articles complying with Title 21 CFR 177.1580 Polycarbonate resins.
Effective Date:  10/28/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 2.0 percent by weight of the polycarbonate food-contact article in contact with food types: 1) I, II, IV(B), VI(up to 15 percent alcohol), VII(B), and VIII under Conditions of Use B through H, and, 2) III, IV(A), V, VI, VII(A), and X under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2 respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site