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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. 912

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Food Contact Substance:  Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-[[1-[[(2-methylphenyl)amino]carbonyl]-2-oxopropyl]azo]-3-nitro-, calcium salt (2:1) (CAS Reg. No. 12286-66-7).
Notifier:  Ciba Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a colorant in the manufacture of polymers intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  10/09/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use in contact with all food types at a concentration not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight. The finished polymers are to contact food only under temperature Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site