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Re: Food Grade FDA Approved Inks


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From: Robert Gifford (gifford@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 09 1999 - 21:01:21 CDT


________________ Message forwarded to Printech _________________
> Your inquiry regarding FDA approved inks was forwarded to the Inquiry
> Desk at GATF. Sorry for the delay in responding. The FDA dose not approve
> inks for food contact, rather they have a list of chemicals that can not
> contact food. The leader in the manufacture of food contact ink is Colorcon
> Inc., in West Point PA, phone: 214-699-7501. The ink pigments are made from
> vegetable material and my understanding is that the inks are about 10X the
> cost or regular ink. Hope this is of some help.
>
> Regards;
>
> Dillon Mooney
> GATF Technical Inquiry Desk
> Dillon Mooney Phone: 412-741-6860 Ext. 611 Fax: 412-741-2311
> gatfmatt@aol.com

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