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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. 4

BP Amoco

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: Isophthalic acid or dimethyl isophthalate
Notifier: BP Amoco
Manufacturer: BP Amoco
Intended Use: As a monomer in the manufacture of ethylene terephthalate - isophthalate copolymers
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished copolymers must contain from 3 to 17 weight percent ethylene isophthalate units. The finished copolymers must also meet specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630(f) - (j) appropriate to their intended use.
Effective Date: Mar 15, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (3.50 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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