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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. 1694

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 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), 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: As an antimicrobial agent in process water, brine, or ice for meat products.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture in process water, brine, or ice will not exceed:
  1. 1800 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 600 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 12 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) for washing, rinsing, or cooling meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs;
  2. 495 ppm PAA, 165 ppm HP, and 6 ppm HEDP for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed meat.
Effective Date: Oct 13, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 724 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)