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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. 1406


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: Silicon nitride ceramic.
Notifier: CERATIZIT S.A.
Manufacturer/Supplier: CERATIZIT S.A.
Intended Use: The FCS is intended for use in seal rings and bearings for food processing equipment including pumps.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCSs will be used in contact with all food types in all pH ranges.
Effective Date: Apr 15, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo