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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. 955

Rhodia, 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: Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium sulfate (THPS) (CAS Reg. No. 55566-30-8).
Notifier: Rhodia, Inc.
Manufacturer: Rhodia, Inc.
Intended Use: As a preservative in coatings intended for use on paper and paperboard that may contact food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used at levels not to exceed 400 ppm in water-based coatings, starches, pigments, and filler slurries that may contact all food types under all Conditions of Use, as identified in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 17, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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