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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 115

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Food Contact Substance:  2,9-bis(3,5-dimethylphenyl)anthra(2,1,9-def:6,5,10-d'e'f')diisoquinoline-1,3,8,10(2 H, 9H)-tetrone (C.I. Pigment Red 149; CAS Reg. No. 4948-15-6).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant for all polymers intended for use in contact with food.
Effective Date:  05/09/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article. C. I. Pigment Red 149 will be used to color food-contact articles that contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H. The maximum thickness of the finished food-contact articles will be 50 mils, when used as bottles or tubs.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site