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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. 489

Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC

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: Tert-Butylperoxy-3,5,5-trimethylhexanoate (CAS Reg. No. 13122-18-4).
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC
Manufacturer: Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC
Intended Use: As a processing aid in the production of vinyl acetate adhesives intended to be used to affix lables to the outside surface of food packaging.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used only in the preparation of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer dispersions used in adhesives that will be separated from food by the food packaging.
Effective Date: May 10, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo