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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. 846

The Dow Chemical Company

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: 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 2634-33-5).
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: As a biocide in uncured liquid rubber latex used to manufacture repeat-use rubber gloves intended for use in contact with all types of food.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.05 percent by weight of the latex solids.
Effective Date: Jan 10, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (258 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)