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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. 474


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: Tetradecanoic acid; lithium salt (CAS Reg. No. 20336-96-3).
Notifier: ASAHI DENKA Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer: ASAHI DENKA Co., Ltd.
Intended Use: As a stabilizer for polypropylene polymers and copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1, 3.1, and 3.2.
Limitations/Specifications*: The stabilizer is to be used at levels not to exceed 0.1 percent by weight of the finished polypropylene polymers or copolymers. The finished articles containing the stabilizer may contact any type of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Feb 9, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo