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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. 920

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: Copolymer of lauryl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 142-90-5) and Behenyl Methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 16669-27-5) in ratios of 70-95% and 5-30%, respectively.
Notifier: Ciba Corporation
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a rheology modifier in lubricants with incidental food contact in repeat use applications.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 15 percent by weight of lubricants with incidental contact with food that are compliant with 21 CFR 178.3570 or otherwise authorized under FDA regulations.
Effective Date: Nov 10, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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