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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. 27

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Food Contact Substance:  C.I. Pigment Orange 79 (Benzoic acid, 4-((2-hydroxy- 6-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo)-, strontium salt (2:1))
Notifier:  Engelhard Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  05/02/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 1% by weight as a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. Use of the colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in 21 CFR 178.3297.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site