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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. 1222

Idemitsu Kosan Co., 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: Co-poly alpha olefin (C18-C30.)
Notifier: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Intended Use: To improve tensile strength in polypropylene sheets and films that may contact food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 10 percent in polypropylene sheets and films with a maximum thickness of 500 microns. The finished sheet or film may contact food types I, II, VIA and VIB under Conditions of Use E as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Feb 16, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)