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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. 1071

The Valspar 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: Tripropylene glycol (CAS Reg. No. 24800-44-0).
Notifier: The Valspar Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: The Valspar Corporation
Intended Use: As a monomer for polyester resins used as components of coatings on metal substrates.
Limitations/Specifications*: Coatings containing the FCS at levels not to exceed 9.7 weight-percent may be applied to can ends for two piece aluminum and steel beverage cans for soft drinks, energy drinks, juices, and beer under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: May 19, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo