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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. 556

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Food Contact Substance:  Phosphonic acid, [[3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl]methyl]-, diethyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 976-56-7).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as an antioxidant/stabilizer in (a) ethylene phthalate polymers compliant with 21 CFR 177.1630 and (b) ethylene phthalate polymers compliant with the specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630(f) for which there is an effective food contact notification.
Effective Date:  04/19/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 1100 ppm (0.11 weight percent) in the finished ethylene phthalate polymers, in contact with all food types as listed in Table 1 under the Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site