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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. 724

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Food Contact Substance:  An equilibrium mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and 1-hydroxyethylidene-diphosphonic acid (HEDP)
Notifier:  Degussa Corporation
Manufacturer:  Degussa Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent to control microbial growth in wash and chilling water that contacts fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities.
Effective Date:  07/26/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in process water such that the level of hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 120 ppm, peroxyacetic acid will not exceed 80 ppm and HEDP will not exceed 9.6 ppm.Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site