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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. 927


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: Urea-melamine-formaldehyde resins (CAS Reg. No. 25036-13-9).
Notifier: CHEP USA
Manufacturer/Supplier: CHEP USA
Intended Use: As components of wooden pallets used for field-cooling produce.
Limitations/Specifications: Pallets containing the FCS may be in contact with water used for field-cooling produce only at low temperatures and for short periods of time.
Effective Date: Mar 6, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 746 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement