The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added five 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

1884

2,5-Furandione, polymer with 1-propene (CAS Reg. No 25722-45-6).

The Dow Chemical Company

June 28, 2018

1880

1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, N,N'-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl) (CAS Reg. No. 42774-15-2).

Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA Inc

June 12, 2018

1879

Mixed esters of C5-C12 fatty acids with dipentaerythritol and/or pentaerythritol.

LANXESS Solutions US Inc.

June 12, 2018

1878

A copolyester made from dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), ethylene glycol (EG), and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol (TMCD).

Eastman Chemical Company

June 8, 2018

1867

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), and sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).

LPR Technologies

June 9, 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.