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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. 880

PeroxyChem, 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: A mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-81-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water.
Notifier: PeroxyChem, LLC
Manufacturer: PeroxyChem, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for poultry carcasses.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be added to process water applied to poultry parts, organs, and carcasses as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low-temperature (e.g., less then 40°F) immersion baths, or scald water, at a level not to exceed 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid and 136 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid.
Effective Date: May 21, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (1.04 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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