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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. 47

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Food Contact Substance:  Zeolite A in which silver, zinc and ammonium ions have been exchanged for sodium ions. The silver content of the modified zeolite shall not exceed 2.5 percent by weight.
Notifier:  Sinanen Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Sinanen Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive in all types of food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  06/09/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  Maximum use level of 5 percent by weight of the polymer. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site