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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. 1669

Own Shining Industrial Co., Ltd.

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: Tungsten suboxide (CAS Reg. No. 12037-57-9).
Notifier: Own Shining Industrial Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Own Shining Industrial Co., Ltd.
Intended Use: As a processing aid in food-contact polyethylene phthalate (PET), except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at a level not to exceed 50 parts per million by weight in PET. The finished food-contact material is intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use C through G. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses are not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Aug 19, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo