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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. 2005

Milliken Chemical

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: Trimethylolpropane trisorbate (TMPTS) (CAS Reg. No. 2307636-51-5).
Notifier: Milliken Chemical
Manufacturer/Supplier: Milliken Chemical
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a grafting agent in the manufacture of impact-modified polypropylene, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 0.4 percent by weight of finished impact-modified polypropylene. The FCS may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2. 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: Dec 26, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 556 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 113 kB)