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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. 233

Polacryl, 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: 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, calcium sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 35830-10-5).
Notifier: Polacryl, Inc.
Manufacturer: Polacryl, Inc.
Intended Use: As a component of pigment dispersants coating the surface of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 1 percent by weight of pigment. The FCS will contact all food types, as discussed in Table 1, under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Aug 23, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo