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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. 1214

Sherwin-Williams Company

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: Sorbic acid (CAS Reg. No. 110-44-1).
Notifier: The Valspar Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Sherwin-Williams Company
Intended Use: For use as a monomer in the production of polyester coating resins as described in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(vii).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be safely reacted with monomers listed in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(vii)(a,b,c, and d) and polybasic acids and their anhydrides, monobasic acids, polyhydric alcohols, and monohydric alcohols that are authorized through an effective Food Contact Notification (FCN) for use as components of polyester coating resins. The above materials that are reacted with the FCS to form a polyester coating resin must be authorized for the intended conditions of use for the final coating. Coatings containing the FCS may contact all food types except fatty foods and infant formula under Conditions of Use C through H. The resin may be used in the production of coatings on can-ends only and will be used in contact with aqueous, acidic, and alcoholic foods and beverages containing up to 15% alcohol by volume.
Effective Date: Nov 14, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo