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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. 546

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Food Contact Substance:  1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-, monolithium salt (CAS Reg. No. 46728-75-0).
Notifier:  Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi M&G Polymers USA LLC
Manufacturer:  Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi M&G Polymers USA LLC
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as a modifier of ethylene phthalate polymers regulated under 21 CFR 177.1630 and ethylene phthalate polymers that are the subject of an effective FCN.
Effective Date:  01/28/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  At levels not to exceed 0.6 percent by weight of the finished food-contact articles. The modified polymers may be used in the manufacture of bottles under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2 and in contact with food types I, II, VI-A, VI-B and VI-C (to 15 percent alcohol), as described in Table 1. The finished modified polyester must meet any specifications applicable to the unmodified polyester that are appropriate to its intended use.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site