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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. 1194

Pactiv LLC

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: Methyl formate (CAS Reg. No. 107-31-3).
Notifier: Pactiv LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Pactiv LLC
Intended Use: As a blowing agent for polystyrene food-contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 1.5 weight-percent of the foaming formulation.
Effective Date: Nov 8, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 9.2 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)