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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. 2222


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: Lignosulfonic acid, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 8061-51-6).
Notifier: CHEP USA
Manufacturer/Supplier: CHEP USA
Intended Use: As a dispersant in a coating used on wooden pallets used for hydrocooling produce.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at a level of 0.5% by weight in the coating. Pallets containing the FCS may be in contact with water used for hydrocooling produce.
Effective Date: Jun 11, 2022
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 1.8 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 237 kB)