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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. 1666

Valley Chemical Solutions

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 (PAA) (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP) (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), water, and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water for poultry and meat (including livestock and game) products.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture in process water, brine, or ice, will not exceed:
  1. 2000 parts per million (ppm) PAA, 750 ppm HP, and 10 ppm HEDP in spray, mist, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, and scald water for meat and poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
  2. 495 ppm PAA, 186 ppm HP, and 2.5 ppm HEDP for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Effective Date: Oct 20, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 635 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)