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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. 274

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: 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5((4-methoxy-2-sulfophenyl)azo)-, strontium salt (1:1) (CAS Reg. No. 380304-86-9; C.I. Pigment Violet 52).
Notifier: BASF Corporation
Manufacturer: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a colorant for all food-contact polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: This colorant is limited to use levels not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the polymer and subject to the limitations and specifications in 21 CFR 178.3297 Colorants for polymers. The finished food-contact articles may contact food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Nov 14, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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