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FDA Adds Six New Substances to it Inventory of Effective FCS

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


Polyphosphoric acids, polymers with hydroxyl-terminated epoxidized polybutadiene (CAS Reg. No. 1429907-37-8).

Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.
Akzo Nobel Coatings (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Akzo Nobel Coatings (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd.
LLC Petrokom Lipetsk
Server Boya Matbaa Mürekkeplen ve Vernik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Akzo Nobel Performance Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Akzo Nobel Industrial Finishes AB
Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings Sdn Bhd
Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings Limited
Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings S.A.S.
Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings GmbH
Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings S.A.

Aug 29, 2014


Vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropene copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9011-17-0).

Arkema, Inc.

Aug 28, 2014


Propylene/1-butene/ethylene copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 25895-47-0).

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Aug 28, 2014


1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 2634-33-5).

Thor GmbH

Aug 21, 2014


Copper, [C,C,C,C-tetrachloro-29H,31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32] (CAS Reg. No. 27614-71-7).

BASF Corporation

Aug 5, 2014


Tungsten Oxide (CAS Reg. No. 39318-18-8).

ColorMatrix Group, Polyone

Aug 1, 2014


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?"