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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. 298

Balzers Aktiengesellschaft

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: BALINIT B, chemically identified as titanium carbonitride.
Notifier: Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer: Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a component of ceramic surface coating for repeat-use food processing and food packaging equipment.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2 and in contact with all types of food. The maximum thickness of the surface coating shall not exceed 5 micrometers.
Effective Date: Dec 25, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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