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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. 1688

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: An aqueous mixture containing 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), and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: PeroxyChem, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water and ice used in the production and preparation of meat including processed and pre-formed meat.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat including carcasses, parts, trim and organs: 1800 ppm PAA, 1215 ppm HP, and 121.5 ppm HEDP; and
  2. for washing, rinsing, storing, or cooling processed and preformed meat: 495 ppm PAA, 335 ppm HP, and 33.5 ppm HEDP.
Effective Date: Nov 30, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 775 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)