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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. 853

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2).
Notifier:  BASF SE
Manufacturer:  BASF SE
Intended Use:  As a polymeric chain extender in the manufacture of polyesters, complying with the existing authorizations.
Effective Date:  01/20/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.4 percent by weight of the finished polymer in contact with all food types (except foods containing > 15 percent alcohol content), under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site