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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. 235

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Food Contact Substance:  Tin antimony oxide (CAS Reg. No. 12673-86-8). The food contact substance is also known as tin antimony gray cassiterite.
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a pigment for all polyolefins for food contact applications.
Effective Date:  09/12/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  This pigment is limited to use levels not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight of the polymer, and is subject to limitations and specifications in 21 CFR 178.3297 Colorants for polymers. The finished food-contact articles may contact food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site