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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. 212

BASF Aktiengesellschaft

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-Cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoic acid ethyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 5232-99-5).
Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as an ultraviolet-stabilizer for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in single-use unplasticized PVC articles at a level not to exceed 0.3 percent by weight of the unplasticized PVC material in contact with aqueous, acidic, low alcoholic, fatty and dry foods for storage at room temperature without thermal treatment in the container.
Effective Date: Apr 26, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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