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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. 1263

Graham Packaging Company, L.P.

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: N,N'-bis(phenylmethyl)hexanediamide (CAS Reg. No. 25344-24-5 ) in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate (CAS Reg. No. 27253-31-2), cobalt acetate (CAS Reg. No. 71-48-7), or cobalt stearate (CAS Reg. No. 13586-84-0).
Notifier: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Intended Use: As a modifier of ethylene phthalate/naphthalate polymers and copolymers excluding those modified with organic anhydrides.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 3 weight percent of the finished food-contact article in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate, cobalt acetate, or cobalt stearate used at a level not to exceed 0.0075 weight percent (measured as cobalt) of the finished food contact article. Finished food-contact articles containing the FCS may be used in contact with food types I, II, VI-A, VI-B (except carbonated beverages and water), VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol) and VIII under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: May 15, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo