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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. 1946

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 peroxylactic acid (PLA), hydrogen peroxide (HP), lactic acid, water, optional 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), optionally sulfuric acid, and optionally phosphoric acid.
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water, ice, or brine used in the production, processing, and preparation of meat and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications*: Components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 1000 parts per million (ppm) PLA, 2384 ppm HP, and 5.5 ppm HEDP in process water or ice that contacts meat or poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; or
  2. 495 ppm PLA, 1180 ppm HP, and 2.7 ppm HEDP in process water, ice, or brine that contacts processed and pre-formed meat and poultry.
Effective Date: May 28, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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