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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. 20

Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.

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: 2,2'-Methylenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl) 2-ethylhexyl phosphite (CAS Reg. No. 126050-54-2)
Notifier: Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Intended Use: As an antioxidant and/or stabilizer in linear low-density polyethylene articles intended for contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The food contact substance shall be used at levels not to exceed 0.15 percent by weight of linear low density polyethylene complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 and 3.2. The finished polymers may only be used in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-B, VII-B, and VIII under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Tables 1 and 2, and with food types III, IV-A, V, VI-A, VI-C, VII-A, and IX under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Apr 7, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)