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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. 1206

BASF Schweiz AG

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: Octadecyl 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate (CAS Reg. No. 2082-79-3).
Notifier: BASF Schweiz AG
Manufacturer: BASF Schweiz AG
Intended Use: As a stabilizer in polycyclooctene polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: The maximum level of the FCS will not exceed 600 parts per million (ppm) in polycyclooctene (PCOE) polymers. PCOE polymers containing the FCS may be used as described in FCN 00836 as a non-food contact layer of a multilayered food contact article which may contact all food under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Oct 25, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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