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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. 561

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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 a part of the process to treat food-contact surfaces to attain commercial sterility at least equivalent to that attainable by thermal processing for metal containers as provided for in 21 CFR Part 113.
Effective Date:  02/22/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  After application of the mixture (solution) to the food contact surfaces of the food packaging, the surface is rinsed with sterile water. The maximum concentration of HEDP in the treatment solution will not exceed 1 percent. Processed foods packaged in materials treated with the FCS shall conform with 21 CFR Parts 108, 110, 113, and 114, as applicable.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site