Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000851

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Date: November 24, 2008

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

Subject: FCN No. 851- MXD-6, in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate, at levels not to exceed 8 wt-% for use as a modifier of PET containers.

Notifier: M&G Polymers USA, LLC
c/o Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi
Sharon Center, OH, USA

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julie Mayer, M.F.S.

The food contact substance for this notification is hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine, in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate, at levels not to exceed 8 wt-%.

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this FCN. When the notification becomes effective, the FONSI and the notifier’s EA, dated August 9, 2008, will be publicly available and can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of after the effective date of the notification.

Please let us 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

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 851), submitted by M&G Polymers, USA, to provide for the safe use of hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine in conjunction with up to 0.015 weight percent cobalt neodecanoate as a modifier of ethylene phthalate polymers, which may be used in the manufacture of food contact containers, except for carbonated soft drinks and water.

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, including an environmental assessment, dated August 9, 2008.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: November 24, 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

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