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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. 1018

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of equal proportions of lytic-type phages, ECML-4 (157,308 bp), ECML-117 (66,854 bp), and ECML-134 (166,783 bp), isolated from fresh and salt water environments in phosphate-buffered saline.
Notifier:  Intralytix, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Intralytix, Inc.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent applied to red meat parts and trim prior to grinding.
Effective Date:  02/05/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The food contact substance is diluted with water at a ratio of 1:10 and is applied only to red meat parts and trim that will subsequently be ground, to reduce E.coli O157:H7 contamination. An application rate of approximately 2 ml diluted solution per 500 cm2 of surface area may be used.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site