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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. 398

Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.

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: Perfluoropolyether dicarboxylic acid (CAS Reg. No. 69991-62-4), ammonium salt.
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Manufacturer: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Intended Use: As an oil and water repellent in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: To be used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard prior to sheet formation at a level not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished dry paper and paperboard. Paper containing the FCS is to be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Table 2
Effective Date: Apr 13, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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