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Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1755

Zhejiang Transfar Whyyon Chemical Co. Ltd.

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: Benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2'-(1,2-ethenediyl)bis(5-((4-(bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino)-6-((4-sulfophenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-, tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 16470-24-9).
Notifier: Zhejiang Transfar Whyyon Chemical Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Zhejiang Transfar Whyyon Chemical Co. Ltd.
Intended Use: As an optical brightener in paper and paperboard, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: For use in paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 in contact with all food types at levels not to exceed that necessary to achieve the desired technical effect, except for the following:
  1. When the substance is used in uncoated paper and paperboard intended for contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI and VII-B, the brightener is limited to use at levels not to exceed 0.5 pound per ton of paper; and
  2. When the substance is used in clay coatings for paper and paperboard intended for use in contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI and VII-B, the brightener is limited to use at levels not to exceed 0.25 pound per ton of coated paper.
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: May 3, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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