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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. 320

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: Copolymer of 2-Imidazolidinone, 1,3-diethenyl-,polymer with 1-ethenyl-1H-imidazole and 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone (CAS Reg. No. 87865-40-5).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: For the removal of heavy metal ions and sulfides from alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine.
Limitations/Specifications*: The polymer is intended to be added directly to alcoholic beverages during the maturation process at levels not to exceed 80 grams per 100 liters of beverage. The polymer is to be completely removed from the beverage by filtration and is limited to single use applications.
Effective Date: Jul 5, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (413 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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