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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. 776

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: Formamide, N-ethenyl-, homopolymer, and formamide, N-ethenyl-, copolymer with ethenamine, hydrochloride or sulfate.
Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: The FCS is a wet-strength agent, dry-strength agent, fixing agent, or retention aid, which is applied prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications: For use at a level not to exceed 1.5 percent polymer (pure polymer without water) by weight of the finished dry paper or paperboard. The FCS is intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through G as defined in Table 2.
Effective Date: Apr 4, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo