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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Threshold of Regulation (TOR) Exemptions

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TOR No. 1999-016

Threshold of Regulation Exemptions are generally applicable and are effective for the food contact substance (FCS) for the listed intended use regardless of manufacturer or supplier.
Food Contact Substance: Copper and copper cobalt
Use Limitations*: Copper and copper cobalt, at levels up to 0.1% by weight, as dopants in zinc sulfide pigments used at levels up to 10% by weight in plastic cups, plates and disposable cutlery destined for food-contact applications.
Requestor: Schiff and Company

*For references to food types and conditions of use, see Food Types & Conditions of Use for Food Contact Substances.