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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. 276

Hercules, 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: Hexanedioic acid, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, N-acetyl derivative, epichlorohydrin quaternized (CAS Reg. No. 344612-00-6).
Notifier: Hercules, Inc.
Manufacturer: Hercules, Inc.
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a wet-strength agent in uncoated containerboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used at levels up to 0.5 percent by weight of dry containerboard, as described in the FCN, in contact with all food types as described in Table 1 under Conditions of Use B through H of Table 2.
Effective Date: Nov 20, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo