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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. 633

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Food Contact Substance:  Aluminum hydroxide magnesium hydroxide carbonate (Hydrotalcite) (CAS Reg. No. 12304-65-3).
Notifier:  Eka Chemicals Inc.
Manufacturer:  Eka Chemicals Inc., an AkzoNobel Company
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a processing aid in the manufacture of paper and paperboard intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  08/30/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a maximum level of 2 kg per ton of dry paperboard. The finished paperboard containing the FCS will be used in paperboard coated with a regulated polymeric film or polymeric film/aluminum foil which will contact only food types I, II, IV-B at room temperature or below (i.e., 120°F or below).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site