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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. 571

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Food Contact Substance:  Extruded polystyrene (CAS Reg. No. 9003-53-6) and cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone (CAS Reg. No. 9003-39-8).
Notifier:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use:  As a repeat-use clarifying agent during the manufacture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Effective Date:  05/12/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  Good manufacturing practice level of use of the FCS in beverages (commonly used at 80 -150 g/100 L, depending on the characteristics of the beverage). The FCS is subsequently removed from the final product by filtration. The FCS is expected to serve 100 cycles.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site