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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. 1937

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 vinyl acetate (CAS Reg No. 108-05-4), butyl acrylate (CAS Reg No 141-32-2), glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2), itaconic acid (CAS Reg. No. 97-65-4), and sodium vinylsulfonate (CAS Reg. No. 3039-83-6).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a pigment binder in coatings on paper and paperboard intended to contact food, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at a use level of up to 1.25 percent by weight of finished paper in contact with all food types, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Dec 26, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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