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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. 1025

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Food Contact Substance:  An equilibrium mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid stabilized with dipicolinic acid.
Notifier:  Evonik Degussa Corporation
Manufacturer:  Evonik Degussa Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent to control microbial growth in wash and chilling water that contacts fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities.
Effective Date:  12/28/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  The additive will be used in process water such that the level of hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 117 ppm, the level of peroxyacetic acid will not exceed 80 ppm and the level of dipicolinic acid will not exceed 0.25 ppm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site