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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. 671

Meisei Chemical Works, Ltd./Kowa American Corporation

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: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-hydro-ω-hydroxy- (CAS Reg. No. 25322-68-3).
Notifier: Greenwich Chemical Consulting, Incorporated
Manufacturer/Supplier: Meisei Chemical Works, Ltd./Kowa American Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of adhesives used in contact with food, compliant with 21 CFR 175.105; and as a component of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and/or tapes applied to food, compliant with 21 CFR 175.125(a) or (b).
Limitations/Specifications: For single and repeated use at a level not to exceed 10 percent by weight in the adhesive product, which constitutes less than 50 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article.
Effective Date: Jan 31, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo