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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. 1247

Valley Chemical Solutions

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) and l-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in process water and ice used in the production and preparation of fish and seafood, meat, and poultry.
Limitations/Specifications*: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed (1) 2000 parts per million (ppm) peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 750 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 136 ppm l-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low-temperature (e.g., less than 40oF) immersion baths, or scald water on poultry parts, organs, and carcasses. (2) 400 ppm PAA, 350 ppm HP, and 22.5 ppm HEDP in process water used for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs (3) 230 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products. (4) 230 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in process water used to commercially prepare fish and seafood.
Effective Date: May 31, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (170 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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