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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. 1011

CDG Environmental, LLC

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 solution of chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049-04-4).
Notifier: CDG Environmental, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: CDG Environmental, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent used in poultry processing, and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities, in an amount not to exceed 3 parts per million residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E in the "Standard Methods for the examination of Water and Wastewater 20th ed. 1998", or an equivalent method.
Limitations/Specifications: The chlorine dioxide is manufactured by passing a mixture of chlorine gas and air, or chlorine gas and nitrogen gas, through a column of granules composed of sodium chlorite and other salts that are generally recognized as safe. The generator effluent contains at least 90 percent by weight of chlorine dioxide with respect to all chlorine species as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E (above). Treatment of the fruits and vegetables with chlorine dioxide shall be followed by a potable water rinse, or by blanching, canning or cooking.
Effective Date: Oct 28, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 379 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)