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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. 339

Degussa 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: 1,4-Dioxa-8-azaspiro[4.5]decane, 7,7,9,9-tetramethyl- (CAS Reg. No. 36793-27-8).
Notifier: Degussa Corporation
Manufacturer: Degussa Corporation
Intended Use: As a catalyst in the manufacture of pulp used to manufacture food-contact paper.
Limitations/Specifications*: As an oxidation catalyst at a level not to exceed 2.0 mg FCS per kg of dry pulp. Paper manufactured with the FCS may contact aqueous and fatty foods (food types I, III, V, VII, VIII and IX), as described in Table 1, under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Aug 26, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (229 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)