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Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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The database lists effective premarket notifications for food contact substances that have been demonstrated to be safe for their intended use. The list includes the food contact substance (FCS), the notifier, the manufacturer of the FCS, the intended use, the limitations on the conditions of use for the FCS and its specifications, the effective date, and its environmental decision. Under section 409(h)(2)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348 (h)(2)(C)) a food contact substance notification (FCN) is only effective for the manufacturer or supplier identified in the notification. Persons who market a FCS based on an effective notification must be able to demonstrate that the notification is effective for their food contact substance. All persons who purchase a food contact substance manufactured or supplied by a manufacturer or supplier identified in an effective notification may rely on that notification to legally market or use the food contact substance for the use that is the subject of the notification, consistent with any limitations in that notification. Additional information about Food Contact Substances and the definitions of Food Types and Conditions of Use are available on the FCS Program page.

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Records Found: 5 Page 1 of 1
(sorted Z-A)
Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date
1696 Pyromellitic dianhydride (CAS Reg. No. 89-32-7).
REPLACES FCNs 1140 and 1238
Sherwin-Williams Company Oct 19, 2016
1512 Polyacrylic acid, neutralized sodium salt, polymer (CAS Reg. No. 292842-03-6) Ecolab Inc. May 8, 2015
1266 Quaternary ammonium compounds, coco alkylbis(hydroxyethyl)methyl, ethoxylated, salts with [29H,31H-phthalocyanine-C,C-disulfonato(4-)-N29,N30,N31,N32] cuprate (2-) (2:1) (CAS Reg. No. 1140527-05-4). Milliken & Company May 29, 2013
1197 Hypobromous acid (CAS Reg. No. 13517-11-8) generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of sodium bromide (CAS Reg. No. 7647-15-6) and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite (CAS Reg. Nos. 7681-52-9, 7778-66-7 or 7778-54-3). Albemarle Corporation Nov 6, 2012
1140 Pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) (CAS Reg. No. 89-32-7). Sherwin-Williams Company Mar 8, 2012

(sorted Z-A)
Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date