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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. 771

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Food Contact Substance:  The FCS is a mixture of 3,6-di-p-tolyl-2,5-dihydro-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (88.6 percent), 3-p-octadecyloxyphenyl-6-p-tolyl-2,5-dihydro-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (11.1 percent), and 3,6-di-p-octadecyloxyphenyl-2,5-dihydro-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (0.3 percent).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  For use as a colorant in all food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  03/06/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is to be used at a level not to exceed 0.2 weight percent in the finished food contact article and in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site