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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. 2113

The 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: Acrylic copolymer derived from styrene, butyl methacrylate, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, and ethyl acrylate.
Notifier: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Intended Use: The FCS is intended for use as an acrylic modifier for epoxy resins to be used in resinous and polymeric coatings as described in 21 CFR 175.300. Such coatings are intended to be used on metal substrates for single use beverage can-ends in contact with all food types, except for use in contact with fatty foods and infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: Coatings containing the FCS may contact all food types except fatty food types (III, IV-A, V, and VII) under Conditions of Use A through H as specified in 21 CFR 175.300 (d), Tables 1 and 2. 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: Apr 22, 2021
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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