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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. 2009

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 (AA) (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), and, optionally, sulfuric acid (SA) (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Hydrite Chemical Co.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Hydrite Chemical Co.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for use as a spray on seeds for sprouting and on edible seeds and nuts.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS application mixture will not exceed 229 parts-per-million (ppm) PAA and 1067 ppm HP on treated seeds and nuts. The FCS will be applied in the preparing, packing, or holding of the food for commercial purposes, consistent with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) section 201(q)(1)(B)(i). The treated edible seeds can be consumed directly or further processed into flour, protein, or oil. The treated edible nuts are intended to be consumed as nuts. The treated seeds for sprouting are intended to be consumed as sprouts.
Effective Date: Oct 30, 2019
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 502 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 117 kB)