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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. 1

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Food Contact Substance:  Silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate, rhombohedral framework structure, of the general formula AgxNayHzZr2(PO4)3 with x=(0.1-0.5); y=(0.1-0.8); z=(0.1-0.8)
Notifier:  Milliken & Company
Manufacturer:  Toagosei Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  Antimicrobial additive for polymeric food-contact materials
Effective Date:  03/01/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only at levels not to exceed 2% by weight of the polymer. Conditions of use are limited to those for which the polymer has been established as safe with a silver content not to exceed 10% by weight of the compound.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site