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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. 1286

Mason Chemical Company

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 solution 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 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP, CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Mason Chemical Company
Manufacturer: Mason Chemical Company
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent to treat the process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing, or cooling of fish, seafood, meat, and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications*: Not to exceed 220 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 82 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 12.3 ppm of HEDP for meat and poultry; or 179 ppm PAA, 75 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 10 ppm HEDP for fish and seafood.
Effective Date: Oct 19, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (239 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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