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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. 427

Evonik 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: Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: Stockhausen, Inc.
Manufacturer: Evonik Corporation
Intended Use: For use as an absorbent in food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished copolymer must meet all the specifications and limitations prescribed in 21 CFR 177.1211 (b) and (c) and is limited to use as a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used in packaging of poultry, red meat, cubed tomatoes, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh whole berries, and fresh or frozen fish fillets.
Effective Date: Sep 1, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (1.25 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)