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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. 688

Taminco Higher Amines, Inc.

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: N-ethyl-N-hydroxy-ethanamine (CAS Reg. No. 3710-84-7).
Notifier: Arkema Incorporated
Manufacturer: Taminco Higher Amines, Inc.
Intended Use: As a polymerization regulator in the polymerization of vinyl chloride homopolymers and copolymers used in contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The maximum use level of the FCS is 500 ppm by weight of vinyl chloride monomer. The FCS is intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H described in Table 2.
Effective Date: May 30, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (412 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)