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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. 951

Evonik Degussa Corp.

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), and sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Evonik Degussa Corp.
Manufacturer: Evonik Degussa Corp.
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, and the maximum concentration of HEDP is 13 ppm.
Effective Date: Mar 16, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (724 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement
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