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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. 404


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: 4,4'-[Isopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diphthalic dianhydride/4,4'-diaminodiphenyl sulfone copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 77699-82-2).
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer/Supplier: SHPP US LLC
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a component of repeated-use food contact articles intended for use in contact with all food types with no temperature limitation.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS shall have a maximum melt index of 1.8 g/min.
Effective Date: May 13, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo