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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. 279

Asahi Denka Co., Ltd.

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: Tetradecanoic acid, lithium salt (CAS Reg. No. 20336-96-3).
Notifier: Asahi Denka Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Asahi Denka Co., Ltd.
Intended Use: As a stabilizer in propylene homopolymers and copolymers.
Limitations/Specifications: The food contact substance (FCS) is intended to be used as a stabilizer at levels not to exceed 0.12 weight percent of propylene homopolymers and copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1, 3.1, 3.2a and b. The FCS may be used in contact with alcoholic and fatty food types, III, IV(A), V, VI(A), VI(C), VII(A) and IX under Conditions of Use B and H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Dec 10, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo