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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. 1490

Valley Chemical Solutions

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), sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), and 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for use in process water and ice used in the production and preparation of meat and processed and pre-formed meat.
Limitations/Specifications*: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed: (1) 1800 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 600 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 12 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in process water or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; (2) 495 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 6 ppm HEDP in process water, brine, or ice used for washing, rinsing, storing, or cooling processed and pre-formed meat as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29).
Effective Date: Feb 20, 2015
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (791 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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