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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. 201

Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

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: 2H-benzimidazole-2-thione, 1,3-dihydro-, 4(or 5)-methyl-, zinc salt(2:1) containing up to 4 percent by weight petroleum process oil.
Notifier: Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
Intended Use: As an antioxidant synergist in natural or synthetic rubber gloves intended for repeat use in the meat packing industry.
Limitations/Specifications: Used in equal amounts with the primary currently regulated antioxidant, at no greater than 1 percent by weight of the rubber gloves.
Effective Date: May 30, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 186 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)