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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. 2044

Shin-Etsu Chemical 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: Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, Me hydrogen, polymers with di-Me, Me vinyl siloxanes, 1,1'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[4-(2-propen-1-yloxy)benzene]-2,4,6,8-tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane reaction products and vinyl group-terminated di-Me siloxanes (CAS Reg. No. 2305613-79-8).
Notifier: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Intended Use: As a component of repeat-use food-contact articles, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The finished repeat-use articles containing FCS may contact all food types. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such use was not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jul 30, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo