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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. 1021

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate.
Notifier:  Ecolab, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Ecolab, Inc.
Intended Use:  As an emulsifier for wash solutions intended for use on raw and processed fruits and vegetables when applied in restaurants, cafeterias, food service operations, commercial kitchens, commissaries, grocery stores, and other food processing facilities.
Effective Date:  12/07/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  At levels not to exceed 50 parts per million of the wash solution. Raw and/or processed fruits and vegetables are to be immersed for a minimum of 90 seconds but not more than 5 minutes then followed by adequate draining prior to further processing and/or serving.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site