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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. 697

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Food Contact Substance:  Zeolite A in which silver and zinc ions have been exchanged for sodium ions.
Notifier:  Cosmo Advanced Material Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Cosmo Advanced Material Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent used to preserve food contact polymers intended for repeat use articles.
Effective Date:  04/27/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The silver content of the FCS shall not exceed 5.0 percent by weight. The finished, repeat-use polymer may contain up to 5.0 percent by weight of the FCS and contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site