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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000376

Date: November 4, 2003

 

From: Environmental Toxicologist, Environmental Review Group (ERG)
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review (HFS-246)

 

Subject: FCN No. 376 - Polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified)

 

Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
1803 Building
Midland, Michigan 48674

 

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Anita Chang, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERG

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 376. Polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) is intended for use as a component of articles used as films or articles that may contact food. When FCN 376 becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated October 8, 2003, may be made available to the public.

 

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

 

 

 

Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.

 

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 376), submitted by The Dow Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) as a component of articles used as films or articles intended for contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol, and fatty foods under conditions of use A through H, and for use in contact with high-alcohol foods under conditions of use E through G.

 

 

The Environmental Review Group has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and therefore will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment dated October 8, 2003.

 

 

 

Prepared by_________________________________________ Date: November 4, 2003
Annette McCarthy, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

 

 

 

Approved by________________________________________ Date: November 4, 2003
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration