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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. 76

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Food Contact Substance:  A modified, branched poly dimethyl hydrogen methylsiloxane (containing small amounts of trivinyl cyclohexane, CAS Reg. No. 2855-27-8), synthesized as described in the notification, from trivinylcyclohexane and sigma, omega' -dihydropolydimethyl siloxane with platinum catalysis followed by reaction with polyhydrogen methyl dimethylsiloxane.
Notifier:  Wacker Silicones/ Wacker Chemie GmbH
Manufacturer:  Wacker Silicones/ Wacker Chemie GmbH
Intended Use:  As a cross linking agent in the manufacture of poly dimethyl hydrogen methylsiloxane complying with 21 CFR 175.300 and 175.320 and intended for use: 1) as a component of food packaging articles; 2) in molds used to manufacture food-contact material; and 3) as a component of release coatings (a dehesive) for use with pressure-sensitive labels.
Effective Date:  08/24/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in accordance with good manufacture practices. Additionally, 1. the food packaging articles will be used in contact with only produce, meats, poultry, and seafood; 2. the molds will be used in contact with only fatty foods such as chocolates and/or sticky substances (i.e., candy); and 3. the labels will be used only on produce (fruits and vegetables).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site