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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. 686

New Japan Chemical Company 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: Di(p-tolylidene)sorbitol (DPTS) (CAS Reg. No. 54686-97-4; 81541-12-0; 197809-37-3).
Notifier: New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Manufacturer: New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Intended Use: The FCS is intended for use as a nucleating agent for polypropylene homo- and copolymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 0.32 percent by weight of the finished polymer. The finished polymer may be used in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, as descnbed in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 5, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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