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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. 1989

Eastman Chemical 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: Cellulose acetate (CAS Reg. No. 9004-35-7), and optionally modified with propionate to form cellulose acetate propanoate (CAS Reg. No. 9004-39-1) resulting in up to 49 weight-percent propionate esters.
Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use: As a component of repeat-use food contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used in food contact articles in contact with all food types at temperatures up to and including 100°C. The FCS is not intended for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jul 11, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo

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