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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. 1150


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, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: BASF SE
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF SE
Intended Use: As a mineral pigment dispersant for calcium carbonate or kaolin pigments in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used in coatings at a level not to exceed 1.25 weight percent of solid pigment and in mineral fillers at a level not to exceed 0.6 weight percent of solid pigment. The FCS will be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 12, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 929 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)