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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. 445

Selective Micro Technologies, LLC

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: Chlorine Dioxide
Notifier: Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Manufacturer: Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities in an amount not to exceed 3 ppm residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E in the "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewaters" 18th ed., 1992, or an equivalent method.
Limitations/Specifications*: The generator effluent contains at least 90 percent by weight of chlorine dioxide with respect to all chlorine species as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E, or an equivalent method. 1. When used in water to wash fruits and vegetables, treatment of the fruits and vegetables shall be followed by a potable water rinse or by blanching, cooking, or canning.
Effective Date: Oct 1, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (494 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)