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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. 140

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, Acetic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, and 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP).
Notifier: Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for red meat carcasses.
Limitations/Specifications*: The additive will be used in process water such that the level of peroxyacetic acid and hydrogen peroxide will not exceed the values specified in 21 CFR 173.370 (Peroxyacids): maximum concentration of peroxyacids is 220 mg/kg as peroxyacetic acid, and the maximum concentration of hydrogen peroxide is 75 mg/kg. Additionally, the maximum concentration of HEDP is 13 mg/kg.
Effective Date: Jun 15, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (596 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement