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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. 2033

Solvay Chemicals, Inc.

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), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and optionally dipicolinic acid (DPA) (CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2) and/or sodium hydroxide (NaOH) (CAS Reg. No. 1310-73-2). REPLACES FCN 1426
Notifier: Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water and ice used for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed levels of 600 ppm PAA, 1112 ppm HP, 934 ppm AA, 34 ppm HEDP, and 0.68 ppm DPA.
Effective Date: Mar 31, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 319 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 142 kB)