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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. 119

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Food Contact Substance:  Xanthan Gum (CAS Reg. No. 11138-66-2).
Notifier:  Avecia Inc.
Manufacturer:  Avecia Inc.
Intended Use:  As a thickener in antimicrobial formulations for use in food packaging adhesives.
Effective Date:  03/21/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished packaging is intended for use at temperatures no greater than 120°F. The level of xanthan gum shall not exceed 0.01 percent by weight of the finished adhesive.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site