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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. 24

Grant Manufacturing and Alloying 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: Tin-based alloy, ASTM B23-49 Grade 1, for filling bearings made from extruded or molded carbon and graphite, which has the following composition: Tin (Balance); Antimony (4.0-5.0%); Copper (4.0-5.0%); Lead (0.004% maximum); Iron (0.05% maximum); Aluminum (0.005% maximum); Zinc (0.005% maximum); Arsenic (0.005% maximum); Bismuth (0.005% maximum); Total other elements (<0.005% maximum).
Notifier: Graphite Metallizing Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Grant Manufacturing and Alloying Inc.
Intended Use: For use to fill bearings, made from extruded or molded carbon and graphite, intended for use in pumps, baking ovens and equipment for transporting or handling of food products.
Limitations/Specifications*: None.
Effective Date: May 13, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)