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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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The database lists effective premarket notifications for food contact substances that have been demonstrated to be safe for their intended use. The list includes the food contact substance (FCS), the notifier, the manufacturer of the FCS, the intended use, the limitations on the conditions of use for the FCS and its specifications, the effective date, and its environmental decision. Under section 409(h)(2)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348 (h)(2)(C)) a food contact substance notification (FCN) is only effective for the manufacturer or supplier identified in the notification. Persons who market a FCS based on an effective notification must be able to demonstrate that the notification is effective for their food contact substance. All persons who purchase a food contact substance manufactured or supplied by a manufacturer or supplier identified in an effective notification may rely on that notification to legally market or use the food contact substance for the use that is the subject of the notification, consistent with any limitations in that notification. Additional information about Food Contact Substances and the Definitions of Food Types and Conditions of Use are available on the FCS Program page.


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FCN No.
(sorted Z-A)
Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date
186 Cis-endo-bicyclo(2.2.1)heptane-2,3-dicarboxylic acid, disodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 351870-33-2). Milliken Chemical, Division of Milliken & Co. Jan 30, 2002
179 Copolymers and polymers made from the reaction of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with a mixture containing 99 to 0 mole percent of ethylene glycol and 1 to 100 mole percent of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (70 percent trans isomer, 30 percent cis isomer). The FCS is further identified as follows: Ethylene-1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 25640-14-6), manufactured from dimethylterephthalate (DMT), ethylene glycol (EG), and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM). Ethylene-1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 25038-91-9), manufactured from terephthalic acid (TPA), EG, and CHDM. 1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 25135-20-0), manufactured with DMT and CHDM. 1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 25037-99-4), manufactured with TPA and CHDM. Eastman Chemical Company Jan 3, 2002

FCN No.
(sorted Z-A)
Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date
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