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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. 1995

Valley Chemical Solutions

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 peroxylactic acid (PLA) (CAS Reg. No. 75033-25-9), hydrogen peroxide (HP) (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), lactic acid (LA) (CAS Reg. No. 50-21-5), optionally 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), optionally sulfuric acid (SA) (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), optionally dipicolinic acid (DPA) (CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2), and optionally phosphoric acid (PA) (CAS Reg. No. 7664-38-2).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water, brine, or ice in the processing of meat and poultry.
Limitations/Specifications: Components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 1000 parts per million (ppm) PLA, 2480 ppm HP, 5.7 ppm HEDP, and 1.64 ppm DPA in process water or ice that contacts meat or poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
  2. 268 ppm PLA, 665 ppm HP, 1.53 ppm HEDP, and 0.44 ppm DPA in process water, ice, or brine that contacts processed and pre-formed meat and poultry.
Effective Date: Oct 30, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 259 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 137 kB)