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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. 1089

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water (CAS Reg. No. 7732-18-5).
Notifier:  Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Manufacturer:  Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent for meat and poultry carcasses.
Effective Date:  07/29/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be added to: 1) process water used for washing, rinsing, cooling or otherwise for processing meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; and 2) process water applied to poultry parts, organs, and carcasses as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water. In either application, the level of the components of the FCS in the process water will not exceed 220 ppm for peroxyacetic acid, 160 ppm for hydrogen peroxide, and 11 ppm for 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site