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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. 1442

Kemira Oyj

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: 2-Propenonic acid, polymer with 2,5-furandione, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 52255-49-9).
Notifier: Kemira Oyj
Manufacturer/Supplier: Kemira Oyj
Intended Use: As a dispersing agent in bleaching stabilizer formulations used in the mechanical pulp bleaching process of food-contact paper and paperboard manufacture, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: For use at levels not to exceed 5.5 percent by weight in bleaching stabilizer formulations. The bleaching stabilizer formulation will be added at the mechanical pulp bleaching step of paper and paperboard processing at a level of 6.0 kg formulation/metric ton of pulp. The finished paper and paperboard containing the FCS may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Oct 8, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 3.2 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)