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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. 868

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Food Contact Substance:  Manganese Ferrite Black Spinel aka C.I. Pigment Black 26 (CAS Reg. No. 68186-94-7).
Notifier:  The Shepherd Color Company
Manufacturer:  The Shepherd Color Company
Intended Use:  For use as a colorant in all polymers
Effective Date:  03/24/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used as a colorant in single and repeat-use articles in contact with all food types at a maximum level of 5% by-weight of the finished article under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site