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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. 141

Gordon Burns and Robert Ellsworth

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: Cross-linked terpolymer of 1-vinylimidazole,1-vinylpyrrolidone and 1,3-divinylimidazolidinone (CAS Reg. No. 87865-40-5). The FCS is also known as Polyvinylimidazol.
Notifier: Gordon Burns and Robert Ellsworth
Manufacturer/Supplier: Gordon Burns and Robert Ellsworth
Intended Use: As a component of matrix filter sheets, for removal of metals and sulfides in alcoholic beverages using repeat-usage filtering equipment.
Limitations/Specifications*: 1. The FCS may only be used in contact with food types VI-A and VI-C as identified in Table 1, under Conditions of Use E as described in Table 2. 2. The FCS is incorporated at a maximum level of 40 percent by weight of the filter sheet.
Effective Date: Jul 10, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (502 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)