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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. 1

Toagosei Company, Ltd.

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: Silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate, rhombohedral framework structure, of the general formula AgxNayHzZr2(PO4)3 with x=(0.1-0.5); y=(0.1-0.8); z=(0.1-0.8)
Notifier: Milliken & Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: Toagosei Company, Ltd.
Intended Use: Antimicrobial additive for polymeric food-contact materials
Limitations/Specifications*: For use only at levels not to exceed 2% by weight of the polymer. Conditions of use are limited to those for which the polymer has been established as safe with a silver content not to exceed 10% by weight of the compound.
Effective Date: Mar 1, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)