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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. 485

Ecolab, Inc.

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: Polybetaine polysiloxane copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 102523-96-6).
Notifier: Ecolab, Inc.
Manufacturer: Ecolab, Inc.
Intended Use: For use as a processing aid in rinse-aid products used in commercial dishwashing machines.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in rinse-aid products at concentrations up to 2.14 ppm in the final rinse water of commercial dishwashing machines.
Effective Date: Apr 21, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (575 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)