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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. 625

 
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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, with or without an optional adjuvant system composed of a mixture dimethyl sebacate (up to 20 percent), dimethyl succinate (up to 0.8 percent), dimethyl adipate (68-76 percent) and dimethyl glutarate (4- 12 percent).
 
Notifier:  Ecolab, Incorporated
 
Manufacturer:  Ecolab, Incorporated
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive that may be used alone or in combination with other processes in the commercial sterilization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food packaging prior to filling.
 
Effective Date:  09/24/2006
 
Limitations/Specifications:  1. The composition of the food-contact substance mixture will not exceed 1 percent (by weight) 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid with or without 1500 parts per million (by weight) of the sum components of the adjuvant solution. 2. The surfaces of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging will be drained, rinsed, and drained again following the application of the food-contact substance mixture. 3. Packaging treated with the food-contact substance mixture is limited to contact with the dairy foods described in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(10) and (31).
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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