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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. 982

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of saturated, linear, aliphatic esters produced from C12 - C18 alcohols and C12 - C18 fatty acids.
Notifier:  Croda Europe
Manufacturer:  Croda International, Plc.
Intended Use:  As a friction reduction additive in polyethylene terephthalate resins used in the production of containers and packaging films that may contact food.
Effective Date:  07/27/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight of single-, or repeat-use polyethylene terephthalate food-contact articles in contact with all food types, and under Conditions of Use A through H and J as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site