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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. 1093

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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), and optionally, sulfuric acid.
Notifier:  Arkema, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Arkema, Inc.
BioSafe Systems LLC
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive in water or ice for: 1) washing, rinsing, cooling or processing whole or cut meat, including parts, trim and organs; 2) application to whole or cut poultry, including parts, trim and organs, as a spray, wash, rinse dip, and in chiller water or scald water; and; 3) use in the preparation of fish and seafood.
Effective Date:  08/11/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  Final at-use concentrations for meat and poultry applications are limited to: 220 ppm peroxyacetic acid; 80 ppm hydrogen peroxide; and, 13 ppm HEDP. Final at-use concentrations for fish and seafood applications are limited to: 190 ppm peroxyacetic acid; 75 ppm hydrogen peroxide; and, 10 ppm HEDP.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site