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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. 84

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Food Contact Substance:  Color Index (C.I.) Pigment Yellow 212 Chemical Name: Benzoic acid, 2-((4,5-dihydro -3-methyl -5-oxo -1-(3-sulfophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)azo)-,strontium salt (1:1) (CAS Reg. No. 250640-73-4).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant in all food-contact polymers.
Effective Date:  10/03/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  For use as a colorant at levels not to exceed one 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 average thickness of the polymers containing the food contact substance should not exceed 0.5 cm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site