The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added three new substances to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications. The newly listed substances and the manufacturers are listed below.
- 1576 Pentaerythritol tetra(3-dodecylthiopropionate) (CAS Reg. No. 29598-76-3).
Oct 30, 2015
- 1570 Amorphous hydrogenated carbon coating produced from acetylene as the carbon source in a radio-frequency plasma as described in the notification.
Mitsubishi Corporation Plastics Ltd.
Oct 16, 2015
- 1560 Vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropene copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9011-17-0).
Sep 18, 2015
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 PackagingLaw.com article, "What is the Best Approach to Obtaining FDA Clearance for Food Contact Substances?"