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177.1340 Ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer resins.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR177.1340]

[Page 264]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 177_INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS--Table of Contents
 
Subpart B_Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated 
                        Use Food Contact Surfaces
 
Sec.  177.1340  Ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer resins.

    Ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer resins may be safely used as 
articles or components of articles intended for use in contact with 
food, in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
    (a) For the purpose of this section, the ethylene-methyl acrylate 
copolymer resins consist of basic copolymers produced by the 
copolymerization of ethylene and methyl acrylate such that the 
copolymers contain no more than 25 weight percent of polymer units 
derived from methyl acrylate.
    (b) The finished food-contact article, when extracted with the 
solvent or solvents characterizing the type of food and under the 
conditions of time and temperature characterizing the conditions of its 
intended use as determined from tables 1 and 2 of Sec.  176.170(c) of 
this chapter, yields net chloroform-soluble extractives (corrected for 
zinc extractives as zinc oleate) in each extracting solvent not to 
exceed 0.5 milligram per square inch of food-contact surface when tested 
by the methods described in Sec.  176.170(d) of this chapter. If the 
finished food-contact article is itself the subject of a regulation in 
parts 174, 175, 176, 177, 178 and Sec.  179.45 of this chapter, it shall 
also comply with any specifications and limitations prescribed for it by 
that regulation.
    Note: In testing the finished food-contact article, use a separate 
test sample for each required extracting solvent.
    (c) The provisions of this section are not applicable to ethylene-
methyl acrylate copolymer resins used in food-packaging adhesives 
complying with Sec.  175.105 of this chapter.





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 177, Section 1340


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