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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. 509

Ampacet 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: Bis(p-ethylbenzylidene)sorbitol (CAS Reg. No. 79072-96-1).
Notifier: Ampacet Corporation
Manufacturer: Ampacet Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a clarifying agent in linear low and low density polyethylene (LLDPE and LDPE).
Limitations/Specifications*: At levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight of the polymer in contact with all food types and under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Jul 27, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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