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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. 1209

Kuraray Company, Ltd.

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: Propenoic acid, polymer with silicic acid (H4SiO4) tetramethyl ester, zinc salt (CAS Reg. No. 1338452-06-4).
Notifier: Kuraray Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer: Kuraray Company, Ltd.
Intended Use: As a coating on nylon or polyethylene terephthalate substrates separated from food by one or more layers of authorized polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: The food contact layer may consist of polypropylene (≥30 μm thick), linear low density polyethylene (≥50 μm thick), or other authorized polymers having equivalent or greater barrier properties. Articles containing the FCS may be used in contact with all food under Conditions of Use A through H as defined in Table 2.
Effective Date: Oct 30, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo