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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. 740

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: Acrylate copolymers containing up to 2 percent by weight of 2-propenoic acid, 4-(((4-benzoylphenoxy)carbonyl)oxy)butyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 131513-00-3) along with 2-propenoic acid, n-butyl-2-propenoate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate, and/or 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid methyl ester (CAS Reg. Nos. 25265-15-0; 98060-25-4; 25119-83-9).
Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: As a component of UV-cured pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to food, compliant with 21 CFR 175.125(a) or (b).
Limitations/Specifications*: For use in UV-cured pressure-sensitive adhesives for food-contact under the Conditions of Use D through G, as desribed in Table 2.
Effective Date: Sep 14, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (295 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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