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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. 579

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Food Contact Substance:  Tungsten carbide containing up to 16.0 percent cobalt with up to 6.5 percent chromium, titanium carbide, tantalum carbide, niobium carbide, and/or vanadium carbide
Notifier:  CERATIZIT Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Manufacturer:  CERATIZIT S.A. and subsidiaries
Intended Use:  The food contact substances will be used in the manufacture of food processing equipment (e.g. seal rings, bearings, parts in conveying systems, and parts in crushers and mills).
Effective Date:  03/31/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in contact with all types of foods and under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site