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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. 966

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Food Contact Substance:  Phthalimidomethyl copper phthalocyanine (CAS Reg. No. 68411-06-3).
Notifier:  Toyo Ink Manufacturing Company, Ltd
Manufacturer:  Toyo Ink Manufacturing Company, Ltd
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a heat-resistant pigment in the coloration of plastic used in films and molded articles such as food containers.
Effective Date:  06/01/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use as a colorant in food contact polymers at levels not to exceed 0.006 weight percent. The FCS is mixed with copper phthalocyanine, complying with 21 CFR 178.3297 ("Colorants for polymers"), at a level of 1-5 weight percent before use. The food contact articles manufactured with polymers containing the FCS will be used in contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol, and high-alcohol foods under FDA's Conditions of Use E through F, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS, used as a colorant, will be subject to the provisions set forth in 21 CFR 178.3297.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site