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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. 832

ExxonMobil Chemical Company and its stewarded affiliates around the world.

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: Propylene-ethylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1).
Notifier: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: ExxonMobil Chemical Company and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
Intended Use: As a component of articles used in contact with all types of food.
Limitations/Specifications: Propylene-ethylene copolymers may contain up to 18 weight percent of polymer units derived from ethylene and have a maximum Melt Flow Rate (230oC/2.16 kg) of 24 g/10 minutes. For use as a component of articles in contact with all foods under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 or 3.2, may be used in the copolymers subject to any limitations on the use of the adjuvant substances.
Effective Date: Oct 21, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 252 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)