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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. 1253

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Food Contact Substance:  Zirconium oxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-23-4) and tin phosphate (CAS Reg. No. 7783-47-3).
Notifier:  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Manufacturer:  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Intended Use:  As a conversion coating on the interior of tinplated steel containers (cans) with or without a polymeric topcoat.
Effective Date:  06/08/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The coating may be applied to the food-contact surface of tinplated steel containers at a maximum coating weight of 9 mg/m2. The finished coating may contact (1) all food types, except infant formula, under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively, and (2) powdered infant formula (i.e., excluding ready-to-consume infant formula and infant formula concentrate) under room temperature conditions and below.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site