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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Threshold of Regulation (TOR) Exemptions

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TOR number 2009-002

Threshold of Regulation Exemptions are generally applicable and are effective for the food contact substance (FCS) for the listed intended use regardless of manufacturer or supplier.
Food Contact Substance: Dimethoxymethane (Methylal) (CAS Number: 109-87-5)
Use Limitations*: For use as a chain transfer agent in the polymerization of polyoxymethylene copolymers in the manufacture of repeat use food-contact articles, at temperatures below 250°F, and in contact with all food types, except those containing more than 15% alcohol.
Requestor: Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd.  

*For references to food types and conditions of use, see Food Types & Conditions of Use for Food Contact Substances.