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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. 507

Dow Silicones Corporation

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, 3-hydroxypropyl Me, ethers with polyoxyethylene mono-Me ether and polyoxypropylene mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 472975-82-9).
Notifier: Dow Corning Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Dow Silicones Corporation
Intended Use: As a defoaming agent in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that will be used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications: At levels not to exceed 0.009 percent by weight of the dry pulp. The finished food-contact article may be used in contact with all food types and under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Jul 21, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 150 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement