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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. 1315

The Dow Chemical Company

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: Ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9010-77-9).
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: As a component of metal coatings.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use as a component of an aqueous dispersion of a polyethylene homopolymer compliant with 21 CFR 177.1520(c)2.2 or a polyethylene copolymer compliant with 177.1520(c)3.2a or any polyethylene copolymer with an effective FCN allowing for contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. The FCS is not intended for use in coatings in contact with infant formula.
Effective Date: Oct 23, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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