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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. 355

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Food Contact Substance:  1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-1, 3-dimethyl ester, sodium salt, polymer with dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, dimethyl pentanedioate, poly(ethylene glycol), and 1,2-ethanediol.
Notifier:  E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
Manufacturer:  E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
Intended Use:  As a coating or film.
Effective Date:  12/27/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  The coating or film shall have a maximum thickness of 4 mils (0.004 inches) to fabricate food-contact articles in contact with 1) Food Types I, II, III, IV, VI-B, and VII for use up to 85°C for up to 15 minutes, up to 66°C for up to 30 minutes, or up to 40°C for up to 2 hours, 2) Food Type V and IX under Conditions of Use D through G, and 3) Food Type VIII under Conditions of Use A through H. Food Types and Conditions of Use are set forth in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site