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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. 2173

DIC 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: Quino[2,3-b]acridine-7,14-dione,5,12-dihydro-2,9-dimethyl-, also known as dimethylquinacridone and C.I. Pigment Red 122 (CAS Reg. No. 980-26-7).
Notifier: DIC Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: DIC Corporation
Intended Use: As a colorant for food-contact polymers, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at a maximum level of 1.5 weight percent of the finished polymer. The finished polymers may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN. Use of the colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in paragraphs a and b of 21 CFR 178.3297 ("Colorants for polymers").
Effective Date: Jan 15, 2022
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 142 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 103 kB)

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