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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. 2161

Ecolab, 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: Hypochlorous acid (CAS Reg. No. 7790-92-3).
Notifier: Ecolab, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ecolab, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in ice for cooling whole or cut fish and seafood in retail food establishments and food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications: The concentration of available free chlorine will not exceed 60 ppm when diluted on site. The concentrated FCS solution will be stored for no more than six months before use.
Effective Date: Sep 29, 2021
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 296 kB )
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 153 kB)