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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. 807

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Food Contact Substance:  Mixture of sodium chlorite (CAS Reg. No. 7758-19-2) and sodium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 7647-14-5).
Notifier:  Xyrex Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Xyrex Ltd.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in water and ice that are used to rinse, wash, thaw, transport, or store seafood in accordance with current industry standards of good manufacturing practice.
Effective Date:  06/05/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is produced by diluting an aqueous solution of sodium chlorite at pH 12-13 with water to achieve an actual at use concentration of 12.5 to 25 ppm sodium chlorite. Any seafood that is intended to be consumed raw shall be subjected to a potable water rinse prior to consumption.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site