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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. 698

 
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Food Contact Substance:  2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one(OIT) (CAS Reg. No. 26530-20-1).
 
Notifier:  Thor GmbH, Germany
 
Manufacturer:  Thor GmbH, Germany
 
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as an antimicrobial active ingredient of industrial technical formulations for use in preserving polymeric latex emulsion products destined for use in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
 
Effective Date:  06/15/2007
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used as a preservative in latex emulsions used as a component in paper/paperboard in compliance with 21 CFR 176.170 and 176.180. The use level will not exceed 35 ppm in latex emulsions. For use with aqueous, acidic, and low-alcoholic foods under Conditions of Use A through H and with fatty food under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2. More specifically, the FCS will be added to polymer emulsions to prevent fungal growth during storage and shipment of the polymer emulsion.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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