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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. 452


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-methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate-butadiene copolymer.
Manufacturer/Supplier: INEOS NOVA LLC
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a base polymer in contact with food, excluding film or coating applications.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used in contact with (1) all types of food, except Food Type VI C (beverages containing more than 8 percent alcohol), at room temperature for up to 10 days; (2) aqueous and acidic foods (Food Types I, II, IVB, VIA, VIB, VIIB, and VIII) at room temperature for up to 15 days; and (3) all food types under refrigerated or frozen storage (Conditions of Use F and G, as described in Table 2).
Effective Date: Nov 10, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 312 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)