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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. 911

 
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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, with or without an optional adjuvant system composed of a mixture dimethyl sebacate (up to 20 percent by weight), dimethyl succinate (up to 0.8 percent by weight), dimethyl adipate (68-76 percent by weight) and dimethyl glutarate (4-12 percent by weight).
 
Notifier:  Ecolab, Inc.
 
Manufacturer:  Ecolab, Inc.
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive that may be used alone or in combination with other processes in the commercial sterilization of polyethylene terephthalate bottles and polypropylene/polystyrene caps prior to filling.
 
Effective Date:  10/07/2009
 
Limitations/Specifications:  1) The composition of the food-contact substance mixture will not exceed 6597 parts per million (by weight) 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, with or without 1500 parts per million (by weight) of the sum components of the adjuvant solution. 2) The solution may be applied to polyethylene terephthalate bottles and polypropylene/polystyrene cap packaging materials that are subsequently drained, rinsed with disinfected or sterile water, and drained again. 3) The sterilized packaging materials are limited to contact with the foods described in Title 21 CFR 170.3(n)(10), (31) and (33).
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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