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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. 843

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Food Contact Substance:  Propylene/ethylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1) polymerized in the presence of propylene homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9003-07-0) complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c) Item 1.1, to produce an inseparable blend of the two polymers.
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Braskem S.A. and their U.S. subsidiary
Braskem America, Inc.
Intended Use:  As a basic polymer used in the production of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  12/03/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS has a minimum number-average molecular weight of 25,000 Daltons and may be used in contact with all food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1, 3.1, and 3.2 also may be used in this FCS, subject to prescribed limitations and specifications.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site