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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. 1950

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.7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and optionally sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9). REPLACES FCN 1595
Notifier: PeroxyChem LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice for washing, rinsing, chilling or processing fruits and vegetables in a food processing facility (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed 500 ppm PAA, 338 ppm HP and 34 ppm HEDP.
Effective Date: Mar 29, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 598 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 141 kB)