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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. 956

Sealed Air Corporation

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: Copolymers of caprolactone prepared by the polymerization of caprolactone with up to 2.25 percent 1,4-butanediol (CAS Reg. No. 31831-53-5 or CAS Reg. No. 24980-41-4).
Notifier: Sealed Air Corporation
Manufacturer: Sealed Air Corporation
Intended Use: The food-contact substance is intended for use at levels up to 10.3 percent in typical vinylidene chloride copolymers (PVdC) that in turn are used in the construction of multilayer materials used for packaging food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The polyvinylidene chloride layer will be no more than 5 microns thick and will be separated from food by at least 29 microns of polymer. Such construction may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 19, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo