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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. 132

BASF Corporation

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: Quino(2,3-b)acridine-7, 14-dione,4,11-dichloro-5,12-dihydro- (CAS Reg. No. 3089-16-5).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.025 percent by weight as a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers. The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Table 2. Use of the colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in 21 CFR 178.3297.
Effective Date: May 19, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (182 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)