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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. 1974

BASF Corporation

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 butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid (CAS Reg. No. 103235-87-6).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of waterborne coating systems for single-use paper and paperboard substrates imparting liquid barrier and heat sealability, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: For use at levels not to exceed 15 g/m2 (or 9.68 mg/in2) on a dry weight basis. The coated paper and paperboard may contact aqueous and acidic food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Aug 9, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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