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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. 1833

Sherwin-Williams Company

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: Sorbic Acid (CAS Reg. No. 110-44-1). REPLACES FCN 1305
Notifier: The Valspar Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Sherwin-Williams Company
Intended Use: For use as a monomer in the production of epoxy coatings resins as described in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(viii). The resin may be used in the production of coatings on metal substrates for can-ends only, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications). The FCS may be used in combination with other substances authorized for use in epoxy can coatings under FDAs food additive regulations and effective Food Contact Substance Notifications.
Limitations/Specifications: Coatings containing the FCS may contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Dec 15, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo