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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. 1968

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: An aqueous mixture of 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), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP; CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Ecolab Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water used during the production and preparation of hard-boiled, peeled eggs.
Limitations/Specifications*: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed: 2000 ppm PAA, 1447 ppm HP, and 85 ppm HEDP in spray, wash, dip, rinse, mist, or chiller water.
Effective Date: May 28, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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