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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. 451

Toho Chemical Industry Company, Ltd.

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-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl ester, polymer with docosyl 2-propenoate, eicosyl 2-propenoate, octadecyl 2-propenoate and tetradecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 470469-55-7)
Notifier: Toho Chemical Industry Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer: Toho Chemical Industry Company, Ltd.
Intended Use: As a processing aid (filter aid) in the production of petroleum wax that will be used on food packaging for single use food contact applications.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used as described in 21 CFR 178.3710 Petroleum wax. The petroleum wax will contain a total of not more than 40 ppm by weight of the FCS. The finished wax-coated paper, with a wax thickness of 0.3g/cm2, would contact only alcoholic and fatty foods.
Effective Date: Jan 21, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (239 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)