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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. 2043

Eastman Chemical Company

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: Cellulose acetate (CAS Reg. No. 9004-35-7), and optionally modified with propionate to form cellulose acetate propanoate (CAS Reg. No. 9004-39-1) resulting in up to 49 weight-percent propionate esters.
Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use: As a base resin in the manufacturing of single-use food contact articles, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used in food contact articles in contact with fatty foods under Conditions of Use B through H; in contact with aqueous and acidic foods under Conditions of Use C through G; and in contact with alcoholic beverages at room temperature or below for up to 2 hours. The FCS is not intended 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: Apr 14, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 584 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 108 kB)