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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. 23

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Food Contact Substance:  C.I. Pigment Red 277, a solid solution of 1-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 2-((2-hydroxy-6 -sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo)-, stronium salt (1:1) (CAS Reg. No. 250639-69-1) and 2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 5-((4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-sulfophenyl) azo)-6-hydroxy-, strontium salt (1:1) (CAS Reg. No. 197566-90-8)
Notifier:  Engelhard Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in food-contact polymers. The colorant is to be used in compliance with 21 CFR 178.3297.
Effective Date:  04/08/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  At levels up to 2 percent by weight in all types of food-contact polymers under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site