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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. 27

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: C.I. Pigment Orange 79 (Benzoic acid, 4-((2-hydroxy- 6-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo)-, strontium salt (2:1))
Notifier: Engelhard Corporation
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 1% 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 A 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 2, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)