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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. 618

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Food Contact Substance:  Fatty acids, C14-20, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS Reg. No. 68440-28-8).
Notifier:  Cognis Deutschland GmbH and Company, KG
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a processing agent in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food-contact materials.
Effective Date:  08/26/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  At a level not to exceed 2.0 percent-by-weight of PET under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site