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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. 119

Avecia 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: Xanthan Gum (CAS Reg. No. 11138-66-2).
Notifier: Avecia Inc.
Manufacturer: Avecia Inc.
Intended Use: As a thickener in antimicrobial formulations for use in food packaging adhesives.
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished packaging is intended for use at temperatures no greater than 120°F. The level of xanthan gum shall not exceed 0.01 percent by weight of the finished adhesive.
Effective Date: Mar 21, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo