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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. 574

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyglycolic acid (CAS Reg. No. 26124-68-5).
Notifier:  Kureha Corporation
Manufacturer:  Kureha Corporation
Intended Use:  As the non food-contact layer of multi-layer, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage bottles.
Effective Date:  04/14/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS shall be no more than 28 um thick and separated from food by a layer of PET having a thickness of at least 90 um, which will contact non-fatty food types (i.e., I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol content) VIIB, and VIII under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site