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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. 450

 
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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous solution of sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide containing up to 1200 mg/kg sodium chlorite and up to 30 mg/kg chlorine dioxide.
 
Notifier:  Bio-cide International, Inc.
 
Manufacturer:  Bio-cide International, Inc.
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in the processing of red meat, red meat parts and organs, and on processed, comminuted, and formed meat products as a component of a dip or a spray.
 
Effective Date:  11/04/2004
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The additive is produced by mixing an aqueous solution of sodium chlorite with any generally recognized as safe acid to achieve a pH in the range of 2.2 to 3.0, then further diluting this solution with a pH elevating agent such that the resultant sodium chlorite concentration does not exceed 1200 mg/kg, and the chlorine dioxide concentration does not exceed 30 mg/kg. The pH of the use solution is between 5.0 and 7.5.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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