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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. 1488

Berry Plastics 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: N-ethyl-p-toluenesulfonamide (CAS Reg. 80-39-7)
Notifier: Berry Plastics Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Berry Plastics Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of ink formulations for use on structures made of polypropylene complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c)(1.1a)
Limitations/Specifications: The ink formulation containing the FCS will be reverse printed onto polypropylene film layer prior to its lamination onto the non-food contact side of cellular polypropylene cups of 0.046 to 0.067 thickness. The cup may hold all food types including alcoholic beverages up to 95 percent ethanol under hot-fill and serve at a temperature not to exceed 100°C.
Effective Date: Dec 12, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo