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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. 430

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Food Contact Substance:  Metallic pigment comprised of borosilicate glass flakes, 70 to 95 percent, coated with pure silver metal, 5 to 30 percent by weight.
Notifier:  The Shepherd Color Company
Manufacturer:  Energy Strategy Associates/ The Shepherd Color Company
Intended Use:  As a colorant for polymers in contact with food.
Effective Date:  09/02/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  At levels up to 0.3 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