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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. 687

Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, 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: Decanedioic acid polymer with 2-hydroxypropanoic acid and 1,2-propanediol, block- (CAS Reg. No. 329223-54-3).
Notifier: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Incorporated
Manufacturer: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Incorporated
Intended Use: As a modifier in the manufacture of polylactide (PLA) polymers for single-use food-contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 20 weight percent in PLA polymers in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: May 24, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (551 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement
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