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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. 708

The Dow Chemical Company

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: Propylene/ethylene copolymers containing up to 28 weight percent polymer units derived from ethylene (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1). REPLACES FCNs #381 AND 449
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer: The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use: As articles or components of articles used in contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A-H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. Propylene/ethylene copolymers having a density of 0.85-0.91 and a minimum number-average molecular weight of 35,000 Daltons. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 or 3.2 may be used in the subject copolymers, provided that the limitations on the use of the adjuvant substances are met.
Effective Date: Jun 5, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (45 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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