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printech, October, 2001
FDA Approved Gloss Paper


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From: Gary Jones (gjonesprinting@aol.com )
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 11:44:21


Your inquiry regarding locating a FDA approved gloss paper was forwarded to the Technical Inquiry Desk. I do not have a list of specific papers used in food packaging. My understanding is that the FDA does not approve paper, they list ingredients that are not permitted to be used in paper for direct food contact. The inks are another FDA issue. The FDA regulations for paper are at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_99/21cfr176_99.html

I would contact a paper merchant and ask them about paper to be used with direct food contact, most direct food contact materials are board stock, there may not be a market for a gloss FDA paper.



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