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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. 1165

Paper Pak Industries

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: Starch, carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9063-38-1).
Notifier: Paper Pak Industries
Manufacturer: Paper Pak Industries
Intended Use: As a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used to absorb liquids intrinsic to fish, fruits and vegetables.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in contact with fish, fruits and vegetables under Conditions of Use F and G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 7, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (1.6 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)