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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. 1684

Asahi Kasei 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: 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 25035-81-8).
Notifier: Asahi Kasei Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Asahi Kasei Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of food packaging films, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: For use at a maximum thickness of 50 μm in contact with dry foods with surface containing no fat or oil (i.e., Food Type VIII) under Conditions of Use E and F, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively. 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: Nov 17, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 659 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)