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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. 140

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of Peroxyacetic Acid, Acetic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, and 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP).
Notifier:  Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer:  Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent for red meat carcasses.
Effective Date:  06/15/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The additive will be used in process water such that the level of peroxyacetic acid and hydrogen peroxide will not exceed the values specified in 21 CFR 173.370 (Peroxyacids): maximum concentration of peroxyacids is 220 mg/kg as peroxyacetic acid, and the maximum concentration of hydrogen peroxide is 75 mg/kg. Additionally, the maximum concentration of HEDP is 13 mg/kg.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site