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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. 808

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Food Contact Substance:  D-Glucitol, bis-O-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene)- (CAS Reg. No. 54686-97-4).
Notifier:  New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Manufacturer:  New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Intended Use:  The FCS is to be used as a nucleating agent in food contact articles, specifically, single use film wrap and bottle caps and repeat use food trays and containers.
Effective Date:  07/26/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is to be used at a level not to exceed 0.32 percent by weight of finished propylene homopolymers and copolymers used for single- and repeat use articles intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site