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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. 1513

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: Polyacrylic acid, partially neutralized sodium salt, polymer (CAS Reg. No. 68479-09-4).
Notifier: Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use: The FCS will be used 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, and pans as a last step in the washing process, no water rinse afterwards.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at a concentration not to exceed 40 ppm in the final rinse water of commercial dishwashing machines.
Effective Date: Apr 28, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 565 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)