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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. 2022

FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

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: Microfibrillated cellulose pulp (CAS Reg. No. 65996-61-4).
Notifier: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Manufacturer/Supplier: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Intended Use: As a component of coatings applied to banana peels.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS is intended for use at levels not to exceed 0.3 percent by dry weight in the coating formulation (aqueous suspension), which corresponds to 13 percent by dry weight in the final dry coating in contact with banana peels under Conditions of Use E, F, and I, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Jan 14, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(r)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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