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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. 983

 
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Food Contact Substance:  2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 2682-20-4).
 
Notifier:  Thor GmbH of Speyer Germany
 
Manufacturer:  Thor GmbH of Speyer Germany
 
Intended Use:  As a preservative in: (1) coatings that comply with 21 CFR 175.300 (Resinous and polymeric coatings) and 175.320 (Resinous and polymeric coatings for polyolefin films) and (2) can-end and side-seam cements that comply with 21 CFR 175.300. Furthermore, the FCS will not be used in products for infants.
 
Effective Date:  10/22/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in contact with all food types, except infant formula, under Conditions of Use A through H. The maximum level of the FCS in the aqueous emulsions for the can coatings or polymeric coatings on polyolefin film would be 100 ppm. The maximum level of the FCS in the aqueous emulsion of the can-end or side-seam cement is 150 pm.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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