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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. 150

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: Quinacridone red (Alternate names: (1) Quino(2,3-b)acridine-7,14-dione, 5, 12-dihydro- and (2) C.I. Pigment violet 19, C.I. 73900) (CAS Reg. No. 1047-16-1).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: BASF Corporation
Intended Use: As a colorant in paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use only as a colorant in paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 at a level not to exceed 200 g per ton of uncoated paper, in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use E, F, and G as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Aug 24, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo