Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000558
Date: November 22, 2005
From: Environmental Review Group (ERG)/Supervisor
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review (HFS-246)
Subject: FCN No. 558 - A copolymer for use in the production of trays for packaging meat, poultry, and fresh produce
Notifier: Stanelco, Plc
c/o Olsson, Frank, and Weeda, P.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Ken McAdams
Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 558. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated October 11, 2005, may be made available to the public and we will post them on the internet at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/opa-envt.html.*
Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.
Finding of No Significant Impact
A food contact notification (FCN No. 558), submitted by Stanelco, Plc, to provide for the safe use of 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and adipic acid, hexamethylene diisocyanate and polyhydric alcohol for use in the production of trays for packaging meat, poultry, and fresh produce
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 11, 2005.
Prepared by __________________________________________Date: November 22, 2005
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
*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.