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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. 964

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Industrial starch modified (CAS Reg. No. 56780-58-6) by treatment with greater than 5 percent and not more than 21 percent by weight 2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 3033-77-0).
 
Notifier:  Western Polymer Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  Western Polymer Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As a retention aid, drainage aid, and/or dry-strength agent employed prior to the sheet forming operation in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
 
Effective Date:  05/11/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The modified industrial starch must be used in compliance with 21 CFR 178.3520 (b) and (c). The FCS may be used at a level not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the dry pulp when intended for use with paper and paperboard that will contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through H. Or, the FCS may be used at a level not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the dry pulp when intended for use with paper and paperboard that will contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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