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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. 1650

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: An aqueous 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, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Manufacturer/Supplier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial agent in process water and wash water used in the production and preparation of shell eggs.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 800 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 96 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in shell egg washes.
Effective Date: Sep 15, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 547 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)