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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. 1936

Diversey 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: An aqueous mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA; CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP, 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), dipicolinic acid (DPA, CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2), and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Diversey Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Diversey Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water, ice, or brine used in the production, processing, and preparation of poultry and meat, as well as processed and/or pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications*: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 2000 ppm PAA, 1474 ppm HP, 118 ppm HEDP, and 0.5 ppm DPA in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chill, and scald water for whole or cut poultry or meat carcasses, parts, trims, and organs; and
  2. 495 ppm PAA, 365 ppm HP, 29 ppm HEDP, and 0.1 ppm DPA in process water, ice, or brine used for washing, rinsing, or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Effective Date: Dec 26, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF)

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