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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. 645

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Food Contact Substance:  Chlorine Dioxide
Notifier:  Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Manufacturer:  Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities in an amount not to exceed 3ppm residual chlorine dioxide as determined by methods specified in 21 CFR 173.300. The treated fruits or vegetables will be further processed by blanching, canning or cooking, or consumed as fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.
Effective Date:  12/22/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The chlorine dioxide solution contains at least 90 percent by weight of chlorine dioxide with respect to all chlorine species as determined by Method 4500- C102E.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site