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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. 1089

Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)

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: A mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water (CAS Reg. No. 7732-18-5).
Notifier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Manufacturer/Supplier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for meat and poultry carcasses.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be added to: 1) process water used for washing, rinsing, cooling or otherwise for processing meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; and 2) process water applied to poultry parts, organs, and carcasses as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water. In either application, the level of the components of the FCS in the process water will not exceed 220 ppm for peroxyacetic acid, 160 ppm for hydrogen peroxide, and 11 ppm for 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid.
Effective Date: Jul 29, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 89 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)