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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. 972

Hartmetall ESTECH AG

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: Tungsten carbide containing up to 15 percent nickel with up to 1.5 percent chromium.
Notifier: Hartmetall ESTECH AG
Manufacturer: Hartmetall ESTECH AG
Intended Use: The food contact substances will be used in the manufacture of food processing equipment (specifically, as wear parts in applications of producing foods, e.g. knives, nozzles, homogenize valves, bearing rings, saws, etc).
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCSs will be used in contact with all types of foods and under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 23, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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