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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. 476

Ishizuka Glass Co. Ltd.

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: Silver-zinc-magnesium-aluminum-calcium-sodium-borate-phosphate glass.
Notifier: Ishizuka Glass Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer: Ishizuka Glass Co. Ltd.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in all types of food contact polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use only at levels not to exceed 1.7 percent by weight of the finished article in which the silver content of the finished article shall not exceed 0.044 percent by weight, under Conditions of Use A through H.
Effective Date: Feb 15, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo