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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. 391

Nalco, An Ecolab Company

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: Chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049-04-4).
Notifier: Nalco, An Ecolab Company
Manufacturer: Nalco, An Ecolab Company
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as a slimicide in process water during the manufacture of paper and paperboard intended to contact food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 20 ppm in the process water.
Effective Date: Feb 20, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo