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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. 277

BASF Aktiengesellschaft

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-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-, 2,2-bis[[(2-cyano-1-oxo-3, 3-diphenyl-2-propenyl)oxy]methyl]-1,3-propanediyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 178671-58-4).
Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as an ultraviolet (UV) stabilizer for all polymers intended for single and repeat use in contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at levels up to 0.5 percent by weight of the polymer in contact with all food types identified in Table 1 and under Conditions of Use E through G, of Table 2, except beverages containing more than 15 percent ethanol.
Effective Date: Jan 21, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo