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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Threshold of Regulation (TOR) Exemptions

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TOR number 2020-002

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: 2,4-dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)phenol (CAS Reg. No. 134701-20-5)
Use Limitations*: As an antioxidant/stabilizer at levels not to exceed 0.3 percent weight of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1-methyl-1,3-propanediyl ester, polymer with 1,3-butadiene, butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 143646-08-6 or 25101-28-4). The FCS is intended to be used in repeat-use articles in contact with aqueous, acidic, low alcoholic (<20% alcohol) and dry foods, and at a maximum temperature of 40 °C. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula or human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the TOR exemption request.
Requestor: Kaneka Belgium NV

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