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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. 618

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: Fatty acids, C14-20, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS Reg. No. 68440-28-8).
Notifier: Cognis Deutschland GmbH and Company, KG
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a processing agent in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications*: At a level not to exceed 2.0 percent-by-weight of PET under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Aug 26, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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