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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. 630

Pactiv 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: Methyl formate (CAS Reg. No. 107-31-3).
Notifier: Pactiv Corporation
Manufacturer: Pactiv Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a blowing agent for polystyrene food-contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 3 weight-percent of the foaming formulation.
Effective Date: Aug 22, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(r)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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