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FDA Adds Four New Substances to its Inventory of Effective FCS Notifications

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added four new substances to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications. The newly listed substances and the manufacturers are listed below.



Food Contact Substance


Effective Date


Sodium salt of (2-propenoic acid, polymers with acrylic acid-isopropanol reaction products (CAS Reg. No. 113133-74-7)).


Jan 23, 2018


An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (PAA) (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP) (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), water, and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).

Valley Chemical Solutions

Jan 19, 2018


1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,2-ethanediol,[4-(hydroxymethyl) cyclohexyl]methyl 4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexanecarboxylate, 2,2'-oxybis[ethanol] and 4,4'-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[cyclohexanemethanol] (CAS Reg. No. 1632972-01-0).

SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Jan 9, 2018


Chromium (III) oxide (CAS Reg. No.1308-38-9).

Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG

Jan 4, 2018


The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the submission of food-contact notifications (FCNs). Under the FCN system, a manufacturer or supplier of a food-contact material may submit an FCN to FDA regarding the identity and use of a new food-contact substance (FCS), along with information supporting the conclusion that the substance is safe for the intended use.

If FDA does not object in writing within 120 days to the substance's use based on safety grounds, the submitter and its customers may market the substance. Once the notification becomes effective, FDA will add it to its Inventory of Effective FCS Notifications. For more background on submission of FCNs, please see the article, What is the Best Approach to Obtaining FDA Clearance for Food Contact Substances?