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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. 134

PQ Corporation

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: Sodium zeolite A (CAS Reg. No. 68989-22-0).
Notifier: John G. Blumbert, Esquire
Manufacturer: PQ Corporation
Intended Use: As a costabilizer for polyvinyl chloride plastics intended for single and repeated use in contact with food, at levels not to exceed 5 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article.
Limitations/Specifications*: None.
Effective Date: May 30, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo