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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. 344

Technical Absorbents, Inc.

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, monoester with 1,2-propanediol, polymer with methyl 2-propenoate, 2-propenoic acid and sodium 2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 117675-55-5).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Technical Absorbents, Inc.
Intended Use: As a fluid absorbant in food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications: The cross-linked polyacrylate copolymer may contain optional adjuvant substances permitted for such use by regulation in 21 CFR Parts 170 through 179. The polyacrylate copolymer must meet the extractives limitations listed in 21 CFR 177.1211(c) and is limited to use as a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used in the packaging of fruit and vegetables at room temperature and below.
Effective Date: Sep 19, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 249 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)