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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. 1481

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: Styrene/butadiene/acrylonitrile (SBA) copolymers (CAS Reg. No., exclusive of minor monomers: 9003-56-9) containing no more than 30 weight percent acrylonitrile and no more than 10 weight percent of total polymer units from one or more of the following monomers: acrylic acid and itaconic acid.
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a component of latex coatings for paper and paperboard in contact with all food types, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at a level not to exceed 1.6 mg per square inch of food contact surface and shall contain no more than 100 ppm styrene and no more than 200 ppm 4-vinylcyclohexene in the wet latex. Use of the FCS must comply with 21 CFR 176.170(c). The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jan 30, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo