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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. 868

The Shepherd Color Company

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: Manganese Ferrite Black Spinel aka C.I. Pigment Black 26 (CAS Reg. No. 68186-94-7).
Notifier: The Shepherd Color Company
Manufacturer: The Shepherd Color Company
Intended Use: For use as a colorant in all polymers
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used as a colorant in single and repeat-use articles in contact with all food types at a maximum level of 5% by-weight of the finished article under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Mar 24, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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