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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. 853


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: Copolymer of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2).
Notifier: BASF SE
Manufacturer: BASF SE
Intended Use: As a polymeric chain extender in the manufacture of polyesters, complying with the existing authorizations.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.4 percent by weight of the finished polymer in contact with all food types (except foods containing > 15 percent alcohol content), under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jan 20, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (415 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)