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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. 445

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Food Contact Substance:  Chlorine Dioxide
Notifier:  Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Manufacturer:  Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities in an amount not to exceed 3 ppm residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E in the "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewaters" 18th e.d., 1992, or an equivalent method.
Effective Date:  10/01/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The generator effluent contains at least 90 percent by weight of chlorine dioxide with respect to all chlorine species as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E, or an equivalent method. 1. When used in water to wash fruits and vegetables, treatment of the fruits and vegetables shall be followed by a potable water rinse or by blanching, cooking, or canning.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site