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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. 100

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyvinyl alcohol (CAS Reg. No. 9002-89-5), manufactured as described in the FCN.
Notifier:  Agway, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Agway, Inc.
Intended Use:  As a component of coatings applied to fruits and vegetables with inedible peels, excluding citrus fruits.
Effective Date:  12/15/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 5 percent of the coating formulation.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site