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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. 475

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Food Contact Substance:  Polylactide (PLA) polymers containing from 6 to 16 weight percent D-lactic acid polymer units (High D PLA; CAS Reg. No. 9051-89-2). The polymers will be manufactured and characterized as further described in the notification.
Notifier:  NatureWorks LLC
Manufacturer:  NatureWorks LLC
Intended Use:  As a component in the manufacture of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  02/11/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site