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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. 1144

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid, (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water.
Notifier:  FMC Corporation
Manufacturer:  FMC Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in (1) process water used to commercially prepare fish and seafood, and (2) process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Effective Date:  03/20/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  In either application, the components of the FCS mixture will not exceed 230 parts per million (ppm) peroxyacetic acid, 165 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 14 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid. For intended use (2), the FCS mixture is limited to contact with processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products as described in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29) and (34).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site