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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. 1011

 
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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous solution of chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049-04-4).
 
Notifier:  CDG Environmental, LLC
 
Manufacturer:  CDG Environmental, LLC
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent used in poultry processing, and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities, in an amount not to exceed 3 parts per million residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E in the "Standard Methods for the examination of Water and Wastewater 20th ed. 1998", or an equivalent method.
 
Effective Date:  10/28/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The chlorine dioxide is manufactured by passing a mixture of chlorine gas and air, or chlorine gas and nitrogen gas, through a column of granules composed of sodium chlorite and other salts that are generally recognized as safe. The generator effluent contains at least 90 percent by weight of chlorine dioxide with respect to all chlorine species as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E (above). Treatment of the fruits and vegetables with chlorine dioxide shall be followed by a potable water rinse, or by blanching, canning or cooking.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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