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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Threshold of Regulation (TOR) Exemptions

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Last updated July 2016

Listed below are the exemptions that have been issued under 21 CFR 170.39 Threshold of regulation for substances used in food-contact articles. 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. The list includes the name of the company that made the request, the chemical name of the substance, the specific use for which the substance received an exemption from regulation as a food additive, and any appropriate limitations on the substance's use. Questions pertaining to this list should be directed to the Office of Food Additive Safety (premarkt@fda.hhs.gov).

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

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