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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. 447

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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), sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4)
Notifier:  Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.
Intended Use:  To control microbial growth in wash water that contacts fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities.
Effective Date:  10/14/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The additive will be used in process water such that the level of hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 120 ppm, and the levels of peroxyacetic acid and HEDP will not exceed the limits specified in 21 CFR 173.315(a)(5).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site