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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. 1789

Cabot Corporation

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: High-purity furnace black (CAS Reg. No. 1333-86-4).
Notifier: Cabot Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Cabot Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a component of adhesives as described in 21 CFR 175.105(b)(5); for use as a colorant in resinous and polymeric coatings as described in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(xxvi); for use as a colorant in paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods as described in 21 CFR 176.170(b)(2); for use as a colorant in paper and paperboard in contact with dry food as described in 21 CFR 176.180(b)(1); and for use as a colorant for polymers as described in 21 CFR 178.3297(e); except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed the minimum required to accomplish the intended technical effect. 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: Sep 16, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 945 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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