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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. 1897

Hydrite Chemical Co.

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), and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Hydrite Chemical Co.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Hydrite Chemical Co.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water, ice, and brine used in the production and preparation of meat, processed and pre-formed meat products, fruits and vegetables, and shell eggs; and in sauces and marinades used in the production and preparation of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 1800 ppm PAA, 409 HP, and 49 ppm HEDP in process water and ice used to spray, wash, rinse, or dip meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs, and in chiller water or scald water for meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs;
  2. 495 ppm PAA, 113 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in water, brine, and ice for washing, rinsing, or cooling of processed or pre-formed meat products;
  3. 350 ppm PAA, 80 pm HP, and 10 ppm in water and ice used for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in a food processing facility;
  4. 2000 ppm PAA, 455 pm HP, and 55 ppm HEDP in water for washing shell eggs;
  5. 50 ppm PAA, 11 pm HP, and 1 ppm HEDP in brines, sauces, and marinades applied either on the surface or injected into processed or unprocessed, cooked, or uncooked, whole or cut poultry parts or pieces; and
  6. 50 ppm PAA, 11 pm HP, and 1 ppm HEDP in surface sauces and in marinades applied on processed and preformed meat and poultry products.
Effective Date: Jul 24, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 140 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 114 kB)