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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. 1888

Evonik Corporation

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. 64-19-17), 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP; CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and optionally sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Evonik Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Corporation
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in process water and ice used in the production and preparation of fruits and vegetables.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS will not exceed 80 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 433 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 9.8 ppm HEDP in process water for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Effective Date: Aug 30, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 103 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet (in PDF, 168 kB)