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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. 1739

DDP Specialty Electronic Materials US, LLC

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: Benzene, diethenyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene and ethenylethylbenzene, chloromethylated (CAS Reg. No. 69011-14-9).
Notifier: Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: DDP Specialty Electronic Materials US, LLC
Intended Use: The FCS is used to remove organic substances from aqueous and acidic food types I, II, and VI, excluding bottled water and alcoholic beverages containing over 30% alcohol, as described in Table 1. The FCS may not be used to filter ingredients used in the preparation of infant formula (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The finished resin is intended for repeated use in the processing of food at stream temperatures not to exceed 40 °C. The finished resin should be treated with water to remove the process solvent in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMP). The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jul 11, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 1.3 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet