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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. 1247

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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous 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 l-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier:  Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer:  Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in process water and ice used in the production and preparation of fish and seafood, meat, and poultry.
Effective Date:  05/31/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed (1) 2000 parts per million (ppm) peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 750 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 136 ppm l-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low-temperature (e.g., less than 40oF) immersion baths, or scald water on poultry parts, organs, and carcasses. (2) 400 ppm PAA, 350 ppm HP, and 22.5 ppm HEDP in process water used for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs (3) 230 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products. (4) 230 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in process water used to commercially prepare fish and seafood.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site