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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. 113

BASF Corporation

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: 2,4-dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)phenol (CAS Reg. No. 134701-20-5).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a stabilizer for flexible polyvinyl chloride films.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use as a stabilizer at levels not to exceed 0.024 percent by weight of the flexible polyvinyl chloride film intended for use in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-B, VII-B, and VIII as described in Table 1. The thickness of film shall not exceed 1 mil.
Effective Date: Feb 20, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo