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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. 1674

Victrex Plc

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: 2,4,4'-Trifluorobenzophenone (TFBP) (CAS Reg. No. 80512-44-3).
Notifier: Victrex Plc
Manufacturer/Supplier: Victrex Plc
Intended Use: As a co-monomer in the manufacture of polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.2415, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications), except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The finished polymers may be used as components of repeated-use articles and may contact all food types under Conditions of Use A-H and J (at temperatures not to exceed 175 °C), as described in Table 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such use was not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Sep 2, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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