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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. 871

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Food Contact Substance:  Diallyldimethylammonium chloride polymer with acrylamide, reaction product with glyoxal, produced by copolymerizing from 20 to 90 weight percent of acrylamide and 10 to 80 weight percent of diallyldimethylammonium chloride, which is then cross-linked with not more than 30 weight percent of glyoxal.
Notifier:  Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Intended Use:  As a dry and wet strength additive added prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard at a level not to exceed 2% by weight of the dry fibers in the finished paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  04/09/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  For use in contact with food types III, IV-A, V, VII-A, and IX and under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site