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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. 49

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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon 6 polymers produced using benzoic acid as a blocking agent.
Notifier:  Unitika Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Unitika Ltd.
Intended Use:  The Nylon 6 polymers would be used for food-contact applications as described in 21 CFR 177.1500(b)(6.1) and (6.2).
Effective Date:  06/09/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  Maximum use level of 0.15 percent by weight of benzoic acid in the finished polymer. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. The finished Nylon 6 polymers must meet the applicable specifications prescribed in 21 CFR 177.1500(b) when tested by the methods described in 21 CFR 177.1500(c).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site