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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. 800

Hercules 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: Formamide, N-ethenyl-, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, N-(3-carboxy-1-oxopropyl)N-[2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)-propyl] derivatives, chlorides (CAS Reg. No. 945630-11-5).
Notifier: Hercules Inc.
Manufacturer: Hercules Inc.
Intended Use: As a strengthening agent, fixing agent, or retention aid employed prior to the sheet forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard that will be used in contact with all food types under all conditions of use.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used at levels up to 0.4 percent by weight of the dry pulp.
Effective Date: May 1, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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