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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. 2070

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), 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 and ice used for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in a food processing facility. (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS application mixture will not exceed 600 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 430 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 31 ppm HEDP in water and ice used for washing and chilling fruits and vegetables in a food processing facility.
Effective Date: Sep 18, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 262 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 154 kB)