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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. 150

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Food Contact Substance:  Quinacridone red (Alternate names: (1) Quino(2,3-b)acridine-7,14-dione, 5, 12-dihydro- and (2) C.I. Pigment violet 19, C.I. 73900) (CAS Reg. No. 1047-16-1).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  08/24/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only as a colorant in paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 at a level not to exceed 200 g per ton of uncoated paper, in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use E, F, and G as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site