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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. 1440

Nouryon Performance Formulations B.V.

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: Dimethyl ether (CAS Reg. No. 115-10-6).
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Services Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Nouryon Performance Formulations B.V.
Intended Use: As a solvent/processing aid in the production of pork collagen used in processed meat products.
Limitations/Specifications: The maximum residual amount of the FCS in collagen is 3 ppm.
Effective Date: Oct 25, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 732 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)