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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. 938

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: Cobalt Chromite Blue-Green Spinel (CAS Reg. No. 68187-11-1).
Notifier: The Shepherd Color Company
Manufacturer: The Shepherd Color Company
Intended Use: For use at levels not to exceed 5% by weight as a colorant in all types of food-contact polymers.
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished polymers are intended to contact all types of food, and under any conditions of use, for which the polymer has been authorized. Use of this colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in Title 21 CFR 178.3297.
Effective Date: Jan 22, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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