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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. 78

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Food Contact Substance:  Sebacic acid (1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid, as a component of lubricants that otherwise comply with 21 CFR 178.3570 (CAS Reg. No. 111-20-6).
Notifier:  Lubrizol Corporation
Manufacturer:  Lubrizol Corporation
Intended Use:  Incidental food-contact lubricants made with sebacic acid (added as a corrosion inhibitor).
Effective Date:  08/31/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  Maximum use level of 0.5 percent of sebacic acid by weight in the lubricant. The FCS shall contain no less than 85 percent sebacic acid and no less than 95 percent total sebacic, un- and dodecanedioic acids.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site