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Inventory of Food Contact Substances Listed in 21 CFR

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FDA authorizes Food Contact Substances by identity, intended use, and conditions of use; the presence of a substance in this list indicates that only certain intended uses and use conditions are authorized by FDA regulations. This list is a compilation of the names of these substances (or combinations of substances in the case of, for example, polymers and resins) found in 21 CFR parts 173, 175 - 178, 179.45, 180.22, 181, and 186. The regulation(s) cited for specific substances should always be consulted to understand the regulatory status of a given substance, its allowed intended uses and conditions of use.

The inventory also contains information on substances listed in 21 CFR 189 that are prohibited from use as food contact substances.

See more about Inventory of Food Contact Substances Listed in 21 CFR.

See also: Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications.

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CAS Reg. No.*
(or other ID)
Substance*
(sorted A-Z)
21 CFR*
514-10-3 ABIETIC ACID 175.105
75-07-0 ACETALDEHYDE 177.2410
182.60
142-26-7 2-ACETAMIDOETHANOL 175.105
67-64-1 ACETONE 173.210
175.105
175.320
176.180
176.300
177.2600
73.1
73.30
73.345
73.615
977110-24-9 ACETOXYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID 178.3400
101229-03-2 N-ACETYL-N-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-N'-OLEOYLETHYLENEDIAMINE 177.2800
77-89-4 ACETYL TRIETHYL CITRATE 175.105
175.300
175.320
178.3910
181.27
203742-97-6 ACID-CATALYZED CONDENSATION REACTION PRODUCTS OF BRANCHED 4-NONYLPHENOL, FORMALDEHYDE AND 1-DODECANETHIOL 178.2010
107-02-8 ACROLEIN 172.892
176.300
79-06-1 ACRYLAMIDE 172.255
173.5
173.10
175.105
175.300
175.320
176.110
176.170
176.180
177.1010
178.3520
9003-06-9 ACRYLAMIDE-ACRYLIC ACID RESIN 173.5
175.105
176.110
176.180
51890-90-5 ACRYLAMIDE-METHACRYLIC ACID-METHYL ACRYLATE POLYMER 175.105
176.170
38193-60-1 ACRYLAMIDE POLYMER WITH SODIUM 2-ACRYLAMIDO-2-METHYLPROPANESULFONATE 176.180
35641-59-9 2-ACRYLAMIDO-2-METHYLPROPANESULFONIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT 175.105
176.170
79-10-7 ACRYLIC ACID 175.105
175.300
175.320
175.360
175.365
175.380
175.390
176.110
176.170
176.180
177.1010
177.1200
177.1210
177.1310
177.1500
177.1630
177.2260
178.3790
40623-75-4 ACRYLIC ACID-2-ACRYLAMIDO-2-METHYL PROPANE SULFONIC ACID COPOLYMER 173.310
176.170
35428-64-9 ACRYLIC ACID-BUTADIENE-2-HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE-STYRENE POLYMER 175.105
176.170
176.180
86830-15-1 ACRYLIC ACID-POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL ALLYL ETHER COPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT 176.170
977111-13-9 ACRYLIC COPOLYMER (CLASS) 176.170
176.180
177.1010
177.1630
977106-19-6 ACRYLIC PLASTIC, MODIFIED 176.170
177.1010
107-13-1 ACRYLONITRILE 175.105
175.300
175.320
175.360
175.365
176.180
177.1010
177.1020
177.1030
177.1040
177.1050
177.1200
177.1480
177.1630
177.2260
177.2910
178.3790
180.22
181.32
68123-24-0 ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER 177.2600
977146-28-3 ACRYLONITRILE COPOLYMER 175.105
175.300
178.3790
179.45
180.22
25052-74-8 ACRYLONITRILE-ETHYL ACRYLATE-METHACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER 175.105
176.170
977103-50-6 ACRYLONITRILE-STYRENE-CO-ETHYLENEDIAMINE ACETATE POLYMER 176.170
64365-11-3 ACTIVATED CARBON 177.1210
977037-69-6 ACYL SARCOSINE, N-SUBSTITUTED DERIVATIVE 177.1200
178.3130
124-04-9 ADIPIC ACID 175.300
175.320
176.170
176.180
177.1200
177.1390
177.1500
177.1630
177.1680
177.2420
177.2600
184.1009
977183-74-6 ALCOHOL AND KETONE ALCOHOLS MIXTURE (STILL-BOTTOM PRODUCT FROM C12-C18 ALCOHOL MANUFACTURING PROCESS) 176.210
71750-71-5 ALCOHOLS, C>14 175.105
977063-82-3 ALCOHOLS(C12-13), SYNTHETIC, PRIMARY 178.3910
977063-83-4 ALCOHOLS(C12-15), SYNTHETIC, PRIMARY 178.3910
9005-34-9 ALGINATE, AMMONIUM 173.310
178.3900
184.1133
68603-42-9 ALKANOLAMIDE OF COCONUT OIL FATTY ACIDS AND DIETHANOLAMINE 173.322
176.180
176.210
177.2800
68784-12-3 (2-ALKENYL(C15-21))SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE 176.170
70983-55-0 (2-ALKENYL(C30-53))SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE 175.105
176.180
977044-01-1 ALKENYL(C16-18)DIMETHYLETHYL-AMMONIUM BROMIDE 176.300
977074-52-4 ALKOXY(C10-16)-2,3-EPOXYPROPANE 175.300
177.1390
177.1650
977098-20-6 ALKYL(C8-18) ACETATE, WITH EVEN NUMBER OF CARBON ATOMS 178.3910
68187-67-7 ALKYL AMINE ISOOCTYL PHOSPHATE, C12-14 178.3570
977037-51-6 1-ALKYL(C6-18)AMINO-3-AMINOPROPANE MONOACETATE 175.105
181.30
85409-23-0 ALKYL(C12-14)DIMETHYL(ETHYLBENZYL)AMMONIUM CHLORIDE 178.1010
977162-92-7 ALKYL(C7-12)BENZENE 175.105
131298-44-7 ALKYL(C9-11) BENZOATE, BRANCHED 175.105
977137-54-4 N-N-ALKYL(C14-C18)-N'-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-N,N'-TRIMETHYLENEDIGLYCINE 178.2010
977131-65-9 ALPHA-ALKYL(C11-C15)-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXYETHYLENE) (18 MOLES ETHYLENE OXIDE) 178.1010
977098-36-4 ALPHA-ALKYL(C16-C18)-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXYETHYLENE) (18 MOLES ETHYLENE OXIDE) 178.3400
977044-88-4 ALPHA-ALKYL(C10-C14)-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXYETHYLENE) POLY(OXYPROPYLENE) 178.1010
69227-21-0 ALPHA-ALKYL(C12-C18)-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXYETHYLENE) POLY(OXYPROPYLENE) 178.1010
977182-67-4 ALKYL(C10-20)DIMETHYLBENZYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE 175.105

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* Definitions

  • CAS Reg. No. (or other ID): Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Number® for the substance or a numerical code (other ID) assigned by CFSAN to those substances that do not have a CAS Registry Number (977nnn-nn-n series).
  • Substance: The name of the additive as recognized by CFSAN.
  • 21 CFR: The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 is the preferred reference to determine the regulatory status of Indirect Food Additives. Substances whose names appear in 21 CFR, parts 175-178 are authorized for specified intended users and conditions of use as stated in the regulation. Note that substances may appear in more than one regulation, or several times in the same regulation.

Note that if a substance is mentioned in 21 CFR parts 175-178 and thus, is listed above, any other citations for the same substance in other sections of 21 CFR dealing with food additives (parts 1-199 inclusive) may also be cited.

CAS Reg. No.*
(or other ID)
Substance*
(sorted A-Z)
21 CFR*

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