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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. 2100

Agri-Neo 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 (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4). REPLACES FCN 2000
Notifier: Agri-Neo Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Agri-Neo Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent for use as a spray on seeds for sprouting (alfalfa, clover, broccoli, flax, and chia), edible seeds (chia, flax, hemp, millet hulled, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower kernel, and quinoa), nuts (almond, cashew, walnut, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia and pecans), and all spices, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS on seeds, nuts, or spices will not exceed 229 parts per million (ppm) peroxyacetic acid, 1043 ppm hydrogen peroxide, 388 ppm acetic acid, 48 ppm sulfuric acid, and 25 ppm HEDP. The FCS will be applied in the preparing, packing, or holding of the food for commercial purposes, consistent with the FD&C Act section 201(q)(1)(B)(i). The treated edible seeds may 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. The treated spices may be consumed directly. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Jan 6, 2021
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 413 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet (in PDF, 190 kB)