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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. 1445

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: Diethylenetriamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid), sodium salt (DTPMP) (CAS Reg. No. 22042-96-2).
Notifier: Kemira Oyj
Manufacturer/Supplier: Kemira Oyj
Intended Use: As a chelating agent in bleaching stabilizer formulations used in the mechanical pulp bleaching process during the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS shall not exceed 0.75 kg/Mt of paper milling feed. The finished food-contact article containing the FCS may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The finished paper or paperboard containing 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: Sep 26, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 1.1 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)