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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. 571

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: Extruded polystyrene (CAS Reg. No. 9003-53-6) and cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone (CAS Reg. No. 9003-39-8).
Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: As a repeat-use clarifying agent during the manufacture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Limitations/Specifications: Good manufacturing practice level of use of the FCS in beverages (commonly used at 80 -150 g/100 L, depending on the characteristics of the beverage). The FCS is subsequently removed from the final product by filtration. The FCS is expected to serve 100 cycles.
Effective Date: May 12, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 281 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)