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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. 155

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Food Contact Substance:  Silicon dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 7631-86-9).
Notifier:  Tetra Pak, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Tetra Pak, Inc.
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as an amorphous plasma-deposited silicon coating on the food-contact surface of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food packaging articles.
Effective Date:  08/31/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished FCS will be used as a thin coating for PET articles complying with the provisions of applicable food additive regulations or FCNs, in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The average thickness of the coating shall not exceed 440 angstroms and the maximum thickness of the coating shall not exceed 500 angstroms.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site