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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. 118

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Food Contact Substance:  2,9-bis(4-(phenylazo)phenyl)anthra (2,1,9-def:6,5,10-d'e'f')diisoquinoline-1,3,8,10(2H, 9H)-tetrone (C.I. Pigment Red 178; CAS Reg. No. 3049-71-6).
Notifier:  BASF Corp.
Manufacturer:  BASF Corp.
Intended Use:  As a colorant for all polymers intended for use in contact with food.
Effective Date:  03/09/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a level not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article. The FCS (C.I. Pigment Red 178) will be used to color food-contact articles that contact all Food Types under Conditions of Use B through H.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site