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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. 908

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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No 64-19-7), sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier:  Enviro Tech Chemical Services
Manufacturer:  Enviro Tech Chemical Services
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial additive in process water, ice, or brine for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Effective Date:  09/24/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  1) The composition of the food-contact substance mixture will not exceed 220 parts per million peroxyacetic acid, 85 parts per million hydrogen peroxide, and 11 parts per million 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP). 2) The solution is limited to contact with processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products as described in 21 CFR 170.3 (n)(29) and (34).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site