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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. 308

Lonza, 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: 5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) (CAS Reg. No. 77-71-4).
Notifier: Lonza, Inc.
Manufacturer: Lonza, Inc.
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a stabilizer for hypohalite slimicides used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 0.5 g DMH per kg of dry fiber.
Effective Date: Mar 21, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (450 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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