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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. 951

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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), 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP, CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier:  Evonik Degussa Corp.
Manufacturer:  Evonik Degussa Corp.
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent on meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
Effective Date:  03/16/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in accordance with current industry practice where the maximum concentration of peroxyacetic acid is 230 ppm, the maximum concentration of hydrogen peroxide is 75 ppm, and the maximum concentration of HEDP is 13 ppm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site