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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. 1093

Arkema, Inc.
BioSafe Systems 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 mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), and optionally, sulfuric acid.
Notifier: Arkema, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Arkema, Inc.
BioSafe Systems LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial additive in water or ice for: 1) washing, rinsing, cooling or processing whole or cut meat, including parts, trim and organs; 2) application to whole or cut poultry, including parts, trim and organs, as a spray, wash, rinse dip, and in chiller water or scald water; and; 3) use in the preparation of fish and seafood.
Limitations/Specifications: Final at-use concentrations for meat and poultry applications are limited to: 220 ppm peroxyacetic acid; 80 ppm hydrogen peroxide; and, 13 ppm HEDP. Final at-use concentrations for fish and seafood applications are limited to: 190 ppm peroxyacetic acid; 75 ppm hydrogen peroxide; and, 10 ppm HEDP.
Effective Date: Aug 11, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 9.3 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)