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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. 464

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Food Contact Substance:  C.I. Pigment Yellow 163 (CAS Reg. No. 68186-92-5).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in single- and repeat-use polymeric, food-contact articles.
Effective Date:  12/17/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the finished polymer. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. The maximum thickness of the polymers containing the food contact substance should not exceed 0.5 cm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site