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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. 626

Dover Chemical 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: Trilauryl phosphite (CAS Reg No. 3076-63-9).
Notifier: Dover Chemical Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Dover Chemical Corporation
Intended Use: As an antioxidant in vinyl chloride polymers and linear low density polyethylene.
Limitations/Specifications: (1) For use at levels not to exceed 1 percent by weight of finished vinyl chloride polymers in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2. (2) For use at levels not to exceed 0.25 percent by weight in linear low density polyethylene complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 and 3.2, where the density of the polymer is not greater than 0.94 gram per cubic centimeter. Linear low density polyethylene articles containing the FCS may be used in contact with dry (with no free surface fat or oil), aqueous, acidic, and alcoholic food (up to 15 percent alcohol), under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2. The food contact substance may contain no more than 1 percent by weight triisopropanolamine (CAS Reg. No. 122-20-3).
Effective Date: Aug 3, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo