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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. 1020

Ecolab, Inc.

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: Ethylene glycol-propylene glycol polymer (CAS Reg. No. 9003-11-6).
Notifier: Ecolab, Inc.
Manufacturer: Ecolab, Inc.
Intended Use: As a wetting agent for wash solutions intended for raw and processed fruits and vegetables when used in restaurants, cafeterias, food service operations, commercial kitchens, commissaries, grocery stores, and other food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used in an aqueous solution at levels not to exceed 25 parts per million of the wash solution.
Effective Date: Dec 7, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (1.0 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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