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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. 323

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water.
Notifier:  FMC Corporation
Manufacturer:  FMC Corporation
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial agent for meat and poultry carcasses.
Effective Date:  05/27/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be added to (1) process water used for washing, rinsing, cooling or otherwise for processing meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; and (2) process water applied to poultry parts, organs, and carcasses as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water. In either application, the level of peroxyacetic acid will not exceed 230 ppm, hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 165 ppm, and HEDP will not exceed 14.0 ppm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site