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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. 1497

Kemira Oyj

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: 2-oxiranone, 3-methylene, homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 56385-15-0).
Notifier: Kemira Oyj
Manufacturer/Supplier: Kemira Oyj
Intended Use: For use as a peroxide stabilizer in the mechanical bleaching process of pulp used to manufacture food-contact paper and paperboard, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The paper and paperboard containing the FCS may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The finished product is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such uses are not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Apr 4, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 989 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)