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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. 634

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Food Contact Substance:  Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy, monosodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 54-21-7).
Notifier:  FMC Corporation
Manufacturer:  FMC Corporation
Intended Use:  As a component of an adjuvant solution mixed with a peroxyacetic acid solution intended for use in sterilizing polymeric food-contact packaging.
Effective Date:  10/07/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  (1) The final peroxyacetic acid mixture shall contain not more than 2200 milligrams per liter of the FCS. (2) After application of the final peroxyacetic acid mixture to the food-contact surfaces of the food packaging, these surfaces will be rinsed with sterile water. (3) The peroxyacetic acid mixture containing the FCS may be used by itself or in combination with other processes to treat food packaging to attain commercial sterility at least equivalent to that attainable by thermal processing for metal containers as provided for in 21 CFR 113. (4) Packaging materials treated with the final peroxyacetic acid mixture may be used for packaging all commercially sterile foods under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. (5) Processed foods packaged in materials treated with the final peroxyacetic acid mixture shall conform with 21 CFR 108, 110, 113, and 114 as applicable.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site