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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. 1158

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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous solution of chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049-04-4).
Notifier:  CDG Environmental, LLC
Manufacturer:  CDG Environmental, LLC
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent to be applied to ready-to-eat meats.
Effective Date:  05/18/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The chlorine dioxide is manufactured by passing a mixture of chlorine gas and air, or chlorine gas and nitrogen gas, through a column of granules composed of sodium chlorite and other salts that are generally recognized as safe. The FCS will be applied as a spray or dip, unless precluded by standards of identity in 9 CFR 319, prior to the packaging of food for commercial purposes in accordance with current industry good manufacturing practice. The FCS will be applied in an amount not to exceed 3 ppm residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-C102-E in the ‚ÄúStandard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater; 20thed., 1998", or an equivalent method.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site