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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. 1761


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: Polycaprolactone (CAS Reg. No. 24980-41-4).
Notifier: Perstorp Holdings AB
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ingevity
Intended Use: For use in blends with authorized polylactide polymers and thermoplastic starch polymers intended for use as components of articles in contact with food, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations and Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used in blends with the identified polymers at levels up to 35%. Finished articles may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively. 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 5, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 538 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet