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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. 438

The Dow Chemical 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: Monoisopropanolamine (MIPA) (CAS Reg. No. 78-96-6)
Notifier: The Chemours Company FC, LLC
Manufacturer: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: For use as a dispersant for titanium dioxide pigment suspensions used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard at levels not to exceed 0.68 percent by weight of the titanium dioxide.
Limitations/Specifications*: Finished paper and paperboard containing the FCS may be used in contact with all types of foods (I-IX) as described in Table 1, under microwave susceptor conditions.
Effective Date: Sep 17, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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