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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. 1629

Lund Food Holdings

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: Activated charcoal (CAS Reg. No. 64365-11-3).
Notifier: Lund Food Holdings
Manufacturer/Supplier: Lund Food Holdings
Intended Use: The FCS is intended to be used for collecting and removing gases and liquid impurities during the meat aging process.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used in contact with beef under Conditions of Use F as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is intended for single-use only and the amount of FCS used will not exceed 0.00135 percent weight or 13.5 ppm activated charcoal versus beef. The FCS shall meet the specifications as described in the Food Chemicals Codex. The FCS shall be entirely removed as confirmed by visual inspection from the meat prior to selling to consumer.
Effective Date: Mar 12, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(r)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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