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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. 979

Ashland, 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: Glyoxalated Cationic Polyacrylamide Resin (CAS Reg. No. 32555-39-8).
Notifier: Ashland, Inc.
Manufacturer: Ashland, Inc.
Intended Use: As a dry or wet strength agent employed prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard that may contact food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight in the finished paper and paperboard that may contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Sep 1, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo