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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. 98

Technical Absorbents, Inc.

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: 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl, monoester with 1,2-propanediol, polymer with methyl 2-propenoate, 2-propenoic acid and sodium 2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 117675-55-5), manufactured and characterized as described in the notification.
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Manufacturer: Technical Absorbents, Inc.
Intended Use: As a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications*: The cross-linked polyacrylate copolymer may contain optional adjuvant substances that are required in its production. The optional adjuvant substances may include substances permitted for such use by regulation in 21 CFR Parts 170 through 179. The polyacrylate copolymer must meet the extractives limitations in 21 CFR 177.1211(c) and is limited to use as a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used in the packaging of poultry, meat and fish at refrigerated and frozen temperatures.
Effective Date: Dec 8, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (271 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)