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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. 1632

Sherwin-Williams Company

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: Hydroquinone (CAS Reg. No. 123-31-9).
Notifier: The Valspar Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Sherwin-Williams Company
Intended Use: For use as a monomer in the production of epoxy coating resins as described in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(viii), except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications*: Coatings containing the FCS at a maximum use level of 19.48 weight-percent are intended for use in contact with all food types except food type VI (beverages) under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Mar 17, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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