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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. 554

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: 2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (with a weight average molecular weight of 2300 to 5700 Daltons and a weight average molecular weight to number average molecular weight ratio of not more than 6.3) (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: To control the formation of mineral scale during evaporation of beet or cane sugar juice.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS is to be used to control the mineral scale formed during the evaporation of beet or cane sugar juice liquor, at an addition rate not to exceed 3.6 mg/kg (ppm) of active sodium polyacrylate to the sugar juice liquor, in compliance with 21 CFR 173.73 (with the exception of subparagraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2)).
Effective Date: Apr 13, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 332 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement