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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. 657

Ecolab Incorporated

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: Sodium Xylene Sulfonate (CAS Reg. No. 1300-72-7).
Notifier: Ecolab Incorporated
Manufacturer: Ecolab Incorporated
Intended Use: As an anionic surfactant, hydrotrope, and coupling agent in commercial, single use dishwashing rinse-aid products to be used in commercial establishments.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 300 ppm in the final rinse water.
Effective Date: Nov 17, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (569 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)