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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. 638

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Food Contact Substance:  Benzoic acid, 2,2'-[(benzoylimino)bis[2,1-ethanediyl(5-cyano-2-hydroxy-4-methyl-6-oxo-1,3(6H)-pyridinediyl)azo]]bis-, diethyl ester (9CI) (CAS Reg. No. 459856-74-7).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant for use in authorized poly(ethylene phthalate) polymers, including those modified with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol.
Effective Date:  10/21/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 0.1 percent by weight in the finished poly(ethylene phthalate) polymers, for contact with food under Conditions of Use D through G as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site