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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. 957


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: Crosslinked 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: BASF SE
Manufacturer: BASF SE
Intended Use: As a fluid absorbent in food contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used in contact with poultry, red meat, fish, fruits and vegetables under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Apr 8, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (102 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)