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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. 1064

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) prepared by the condensation of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with ethylene glycol and with one or more of the following: dimethyl isophthalate, isophthalic acid, and diethylene glycol.
Notifier:  Selenis Canada, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Selenis Canada, Inc.
Intended Use:  For use as films or articles intended for contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol (up to 15 percent alcohol), dry, and fatty foods under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2, and for use in contact with high-alcohol foods under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Table 2.
Effective Date:  04/28/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished polymer shall contain a total of not more than 10 mole-percent of diethylene glycol and isophthalate units, with the diethylene glycol content expressed as a mole-percent of the total glycol units and the isophthalate content expressed as a mole-percent of the total isophthalate/terephthalate units. The finished food-contact film or article must meet any applicable specifications, and is subject to all applicable conditions of use cited in Title 21 CFR 177.1630(f), (g), and/or (j).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site