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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. 722

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: Vinylidene chloride/vinyl chloride/methyl acrylate copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 28572-91-0).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of coatings applied to fresh fruits and vegetables with inedible peels, excluding citrus fruits.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may represent 100% of the coating formulation and is applied at a level not to exceed the amount required to achieve the desired technical effect.
Effective Date: Aug 28, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 396 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)