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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. 1499

The Dow Chemical Company

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: 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with 1,3-butadiene, diethenylbenzene, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 59858-50-3).
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: As articles or components of articles intended for repeat use in contact with food, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations and Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS is composed of a minimum of 60 weight percent of the polymer consisting of styrene and butadiene with the balance of the polymer consisting of one or more of the following monomers: Dinvinylbenzene <3%; Ethyl acrylate 0-5%; and Methyl methacrylate <25%. The FCS may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such use was not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Apr 2, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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