Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000818

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Date: May 6, 2008

From: Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 818 - Titanium nitride for use as an additive in food-contact polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles at maximum level not to exceed 20 ppm (w/w)

Notifier: ColorMatrix Group, Inc.
Knowsley Merseyside L34 9GT
United Kingdom

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vanee Komolprasert, Ph.D., P.E.

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Food Contact Notification (FCN) 818. The notifier submitted an EA including, by reference, all information in the EA for FCN 716. They also provided a dated and signed certification statement that all information and data submitted in the EA for FCN 716 and market volume estimates submitted in a confidential section of FCN 716 are current and applicable to this notification except that the requested use in this FCN is expanded to include conditions of use C through G.

The notifier's EA, dated April 22, 2008, does not include any new information except a statement that the condition of use C is covered by this FCN. Therefore, if the public requests information in relation to this notification, they are directed to get the public record for FCN 716 available on the internet at*

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

Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D.

Finding of No Significant Impact

Revised Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 818), submitted by ColorMatrix Group Inc., to provide for the safe use of titanium nitride for use as an additive in food-contact polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The Environmental Review Team 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 the notification, on the environmental assessment for FCN 716, and on the agency's supplement to the environmental record for FCN 716.

Prepared and Approved by:__________________________________________Date: May 6, 2008
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
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

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