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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. 1475

The Dow Chemical Company

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: Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene condensate (CAS Reg. No. 9003-11-6)
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: As an additive in linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) that may contact food, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at levels not to exceed 0.25 wt-percent in authorized LLDPE for use in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula or breast milk. Such use was not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Nov 7, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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