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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. 943

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-, (3R)-, polymer with 4-hydroxybutanoic acid (CAS Reg. No. 125495-90-1) at 4 -10 weight percent and butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-, homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 26063-00-3) at 90 - 96 weight percent.
 
Notifier:  Metabolix, Inc.
 
Manufacturer:  Metabolix, Inc.
 
Intended Use:  As components of polymers used in articles that may contact food.
 
Effective Date:  05/11/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used as a single-use polymer that may contact all food except alcoholic food under Conditions of Use B through H, as identified in the Table 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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