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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. 190

SABIC Innovative Plastics

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: Copolymers of methyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene (CAS Reg. No. 9010-94-0). The polymers will be manufactured and characterized as described in the notification.
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Intended Use: As components of repeated-use food-contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications*: Articles containing the finished copolymers may be used in contact with all types of food at room temperature or below. The copolymers shall have a weight average molecular weight of at least 72,000 daltons as determined by gel permeation chromatography.
Effective Date: Feb 16, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo