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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. 43

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Food Contact Substance:  Nickel-iron alloy. Its composition is as follows: Ni (80-83 percent by weight), S (0-0.005 % by weight), C (0-0.005% by weight), Mo (1-3% by weight), Fe (14-19% by weight).
Notifier:  Marlen Research Corporation
Manufacturer:  Ametek Specialty
Intended Use:  Used in seals for food processing equipment.
Effective Date:  06/07/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  This metal would be used in a fine powder form in acrylonitrile/butadiene resin contacting meat products at up to 35°F, and fruit and vegetable products at up to 180°F.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site