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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. 1109

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 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 Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a polymeric chain extender in the manufacture of polylactide polymers used in coated paper applications.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.4 percent by weight of the finished polylactide polymer. The coated paper may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Dec 10, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (500 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)