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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. 1726

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 of peroxyacetic acid (PAA)(CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP)(CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-l), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), l-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: 1) brines, sauces, and marinades applied either on the surface or injected into processed or unprocessed, cooked or uncooked, whole or cut, poultry or parts and pieces, and 2) surface sauces and marinades applied on processed and preformed meat and poultry products as described in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29) and (34).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used in brines, sauces and marinades at levels not exceeding 50 ppm PAA, 33 ppm HP, and 3.3 ppm HEDP.
Effective Date: Jan 26, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 3.7 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet