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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. 1025

Evonik Degussa Corporation

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 equilibrium mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid stabilized with dipicolinic acid.
Notifier: Evonik Degussa Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Degussa Corporation
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent to control microbial growth in wash and chilling water that contacts fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities.
Limitations/Specifications: The additive will be used in process water such that the level of hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 117 ppm, the level of peroxyacetic acid will not exceed 80 ppm and the level of dipicolinic acid will not exceed 0.25 ppm.
Effective Date: Dec 28, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo