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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. 1511

Ecolab Inc.

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: Polymaleic acid, homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 26099-09-2).
Notifier: Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use: As a rinse aid on food preparation, storage and eating utensils in commercial facilities such as restaurants, delis, cafeterias, bars, residential dining facilities and medical institutions. Application will be by machine ware washing i.e., sprayed onto plates, cups, silverware, pots, pans as a last step in the washing process, no water rinse afterwards.
Limitations/Specifications: For use at a concentration not to exceed 40 ppm in the final rinse water of commercial dishwashing machines.
Effective Date: Apr 29, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 568 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)