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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. 1144

Evonik Active Oxygens, 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: A mixture of peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid, (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water. REPLACES FCN 1081 and FCN 1082
Notifier: PeroxyChem, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in (1) process water used to commercially prepare fish and seafood, and (2) process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications: In either application, the components of the FCS mixture will not exceed 230 parts per million (ppm) peroxyacetic acid, 165 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 14 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid. For intended use (2), the FCS mixture is limited to contact with processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products as described in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29) and (34).
Effective Date: Mar 20, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 2.00 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)