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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. 1094

Evonik Degussa Corporation

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

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), dipicolinic acid (DPA, CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2) and sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Evonik Degussa Corporation
Manufacturer: Evonik Degussa Corporation
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent on meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
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, the maximum concentration of HEDP is 1 ppm, and the maximum concentration of dipicolinic acid is 0.5 ppm.
Effective Date: Aug 11, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (181 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement
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