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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. 993

Brainard Chemical Company, Inc.

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 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: SteriFx, Inc.
Manufacturer: Brainard Chemical Company, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial additive in: (1) water or ice for washing, rinsing, cooling or processing whole or cut meat including parts, trim, and organs; and, (2) water or ice applied to whole or cut poultry, including parts, trim, and organs as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in accordance with current industry practice where the maximum concentration of peroxyacetic acid is 220 ppm, the maximum concentration of hydrogen peroxide is 80 ppm, and the maximum concentration of HEDP is 1.5 ppm.
Effective Date: Sep 2, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (520 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)