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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. 1742

Bulk Chemical Services, LLC

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-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: Bulk Chemical Services, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Bulk Chemical Services, LLC
Intended Use: As a mineral pigment dispersant for calcium carbonate or kaolin pigments in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard in contact with all food types, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used in coatings not to exceed 1.25 weight percent of solid pigment and in mineral fillers at a level not to exceed 0.6 weight percent of solid pigment. The FCS may be used under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jun 14, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 193 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet

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