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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. 865


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: Acrylate copolymers, containing 2-propenoic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-10-7), 2-propenoic acid, n-butyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 141-32-2), 2-propenoic acid, tert-butyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 1663-39-4), 2-propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 103-11-7), 2-propenoic acid, hydroxypropyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 25584-83-2), 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6), 2-propenamide (CAS reg. No. 79-06-1), benzene, ethenyl- (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), and/or acetic acid ethenyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 108-05-4).
Notifier: BASF SE
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF SE
Intended Use: As a component of pressure-sensitive adhesives for food contact
Limitations/Specifications: For use in pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to food, compliant with 21 CFR 175.125(a) or (b), under Conditions of Use D through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Mar 19, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 412 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)