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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. 1236

Ecolab 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), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water (CAS Reg. No. 7732-18-5).
Notifier: Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent on meat carcasses, parts, trims and organs. The FCS will be added as a spray, rinse, dip, chiller water or scald water.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in accordance with current industry practice where the process solution will not exceed the following component concentrations: peroxyacetic acid, 220 ppm; hydrogen peroxide, 162 ppm; and HEDP, 13 ppm.
Effective Date: Feb 12, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)