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

October 15, 2019

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

FCN No.

Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date
2001

A mixture of 1-decene, polymer with sulfur dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 33990-98-6); 1,3-propanediamine, N1-(9Z)-9-octadecen-1-yl-, polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane (CAS Reg. No. 1010121-89-7); and dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 27176-87-0). REPLACES FCN 1819

Innospec Ltd. Sep 14, 2019
2000

An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4). REPLACES FCN 1850

Agri-Neo Inc. Sep 11, 2019

 

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?