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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. 590

CERATIZIT S.A. and subsidiaries

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: Tungsten carbide containing up to 11.5 percent nickel and up to 0.7 percent vanadium carbide.
Notifier: CERATIZIT Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Manufacturer/Supplier: CERATIZIT S.A. and subsidiaries
Intended Use: The food contact substances will be used in the manufacture of food processing equipment (e.g. seal rings, bearings, parts in conveying systems, and parts in crushers and mills).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used in contact with all types of foods and under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Mar 31, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo