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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. 476

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Food Contact Substance:  Silver-zinc-magnesium-aluminum-calcium-sodium-borate-phosphate glass.
Notifier:  Ishizuka Glass Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Ishizuka Glass Co. Ltd.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in all types of food contact polymers.
Effective Date:  02/15/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only at levels not to exceed 1.7 percent by weight of the finished article in which the silver content of the finished article shall not exceed 0.044 percent by weight, under Conditions of Use A through H.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site