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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. 673

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Food Contact Substance:  D,L-Aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-,tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 144538-83-0).
Notifier:  LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
Manufacturer:  LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as a stabilizer for bleach used in the production of food-contact-paper and paperboard, added at the wet end.
Effective Date:  03/21/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS shall be used at levels not to exceed 0.18 percent as active ingredient by weight of the dry pulp. Food-contact paper and paperboard containing the FCS are intended to contact all food types, subject to no temperature restriction.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site