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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. 1278

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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous mixture of catalase (CAS Reg. No. 9001-15-2), glycerol (CAS Reg. No. 56-81-5), sodium citrate dihydrate (CAS Reg. No. 6132-04-3), sodium formate (CAS Reg. No.114-53-7), and 1,2-benziothiazolin-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 9001-05-2).
Notifier:  Ecolab
Manufacturer:  Ecolab
Intended Use:  As an adjuvant to antimicrobial solutions for use in commercial sterilization of aseptic filling systems and packaging prior to filling.
Effective Date:  07/03/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  1. The application rate will be a maximum of 13 ppm catalase in mixtures applied to polymeric food packaging containers (e.g., bottles and closures) for liquid and semi-solid “flowable" foods.; 2. Following the application of the FCS, the surfaces of the polymeric food packaging will be drained, rinsed with sterile water, and drained again.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site