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Packaging & Food Contact Substances (FCS)

Status of Food Contact Notifications Under FDA Review on October 1, 2013

As of October 1, 2013, the food contact notification (FCN) program was not funded as required by section 409(h)(5) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348(h)(5)). Pursuant to 21 CFR 170.104(c)(3), FDA sent objection letters to notifiers of FCNs that were under review as of October 1, 2013. On October 17, 2013, the FCN program resumed operation. FDA has contacted the notifiers who received these objection letters to explain the process for resubmitting their notifications for review.

Those FCNs for which FDA completed its review prior to October 1, 2013 are not impacted. FDA will be contacting those notifiers separately.


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