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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. 426

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Food Contact Substance:  Quino[2,3-b]acridine-7,14-dione,5,12-dihydro-2,9-dimethyl, also known as diemethylquinacridone and C.I. Pigment Red 122 (CAS Reg. No. 980-26-7).
Notifier:  Sun Chemical Corporation
Manufacturer:  Sun Chemical Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  08/27/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 1.5 percent by weight in finished food-packaging polymer in contact with aqueous, acidic, and low-alcohol foods (food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VI-C (containing up to 15 percent (v/v) alcohol), VII-B, and VIII as described in Table 1) under the 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 paragraphs a and b of 21 CFR 178.3297 ("Colorants for polymers").
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site