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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. 1140

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Food Contact Substance:  Pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) (CAS Reg. No. 89-32-7).
Notifier:  Valspar Corporation
Manufacturer:  Valspar Corporation
Intended Use:  As a component of polyester can coatings.
Effective Date:  03/08/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS shall not exceed 1.6 percent by weight of the coating formulation and may contact all food types, except type VI, under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS will not be used in contact with infant formula packaging.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site