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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. 1293

BASF Corporation
Equistar Chemicals, LP

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: Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane (CAS Reg. No. 9003-11-6).
Notifier: Equistar Chemicals, LP
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Equistar Chemicals, LP
Intended Use: As a surface-active agent in the manufacture of polymeric food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications: The finished polymeric food-contact material shall contain the FCS at concentrations not to exceed 0.043 percent by weight and be used in contact with all food types under all temperature conditions of use as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Aug 22, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 404 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)