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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. 921

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, with or without a catalase enzyme adjuvant solution.
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 asceptic filling systems and packaging prior to filling.
Effective Date:  11/12/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  1) The composition of the food-contact substance mixture will not exceed 600 parts per million (by weight) 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, with or without 12 parts per million (by weight) of the active catalase enzyme. 2) The surfaces of the polymeric food packaging will be drained, rinsed, and drained again following the application of the food-contact substance mixture.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site