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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. 1115

SABIC Innovative Plastics

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: Carbonic dichloride, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], 4-(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)phenyl ester (polycarbonate resins) (CAS Reg. No. 11211-39-3). The resins are produced by the condensation of 4,4'-(isopropylidenediphenol) and carbonyl chloride. The manufacturing process may include optional adjuvant substances authorized in the production of the resins.
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer/Supplier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Intended Use: As food-contact articles or components of food-contact articles, for single-and repeated-use, excluding baby bottles and liquid training cups.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS meets the specifications and limitations as listed in the notification, and excludes its use in the manufacture of baby bottles and liquid training cups.
Effective Date: Nov 12, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 400 kB)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)