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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000740

Date:June 12, 2007
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 740 – UV-cured acrylate copolymers as a component of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to food.
Notifier:BASF AG
Ludwigshafen D-67056
Germany
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vanee Komolprasert, Ph.D., P.E.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT


 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 740. The food contact substance is ultra-violet-cured acrylate copolymers containing up to 2% by weight of 2-propenoic acid, 4-(((4-benzoylphenoxy)carbonyl)oxy)butyl ester along with 2-propenoic acid, n-butyl-2-propenoate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate, and/or 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid methyl ester. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's EA, dated April 26, 2007, may be made available to the public in response to a FOIA request, and we will post redacted copies of them on the internet at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/opa-envt.html.*

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food contact substance.

William H. Lamont

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


 

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 740), submitted by BASF AG to provide for the safe use of ultra-violet-cured acrylate copolymers containing up to 2% by weight of 2-propenoic acid, 4-(((4-benzoylphenoxy)carbonyl)oxy)butyl ester along with 2-propenoic acid, n-butyl-2-propenoate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate, and/or 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid methyl ester as a component of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to food.

The Environmental Review Team has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and, therefore, will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment (EA), dated April 26, 2007.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: June 12, 2007
William H. Lamont, Chemist
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: June 12, 2007
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration


*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.