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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. 112

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: Tris (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite (CAS Reg. No. 31570-04-4).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a stabilizer in olefin copolymers described in 21 CFR 177.1520(a)(3)(iii) and meeting the specifications in 21 CFR 177.1520(c), item 3.4.
Limitations/Specifications*: Maximum use level of 0.2 percent by weight of the finished copolymer. The finished copolymers are intended to contact Food Types I, II, III, IVB, VI, VII, VIII and IX under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Effective Date: Feb 20, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo