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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. 1031

Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB

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: Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons (CAS Reg. No. 64742-47-8).
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB
Manufacturer: Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB
Intended Use: As a component of flotation aid formulations used in the purification of calcium carbonate from raw calcite ore.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at no more than 80 ppm by weight of the raw calcite ore. The calcium carbonate will be used as a filler or colorant in food-contact paper and paperboard, and in paper coatings.
Effective Date: Mar 19, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (2,650 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)