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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. 250

BASF AG/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: Poly(N-vinylformamide), 20-100 percent hydrolyzed, chloride or sulfate salts. The FCS is specifically known as one of the following: a) formamide, N-ethenyl-, polymer with ethanamine, hydrochloride (CAS Reg. No. 111616-55-8); b) formamide, N-ethenyl-, polymer with ethanamine, sulfate (CAS Reg. No. 117985-59-8); and c) formamide, ethenyl-, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, hydrochlorides, (CAS Reg. No. 183815-54-5).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF AG/BASF Corporation
Intended Use: For use only as strengthening agents, fixing agents, or retention aids prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications: For use at a level not to exceed 1.5 percent resin by weight of the finished dry paper or paperboard.
Effective Date: Oct 5, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo