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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. 2171

Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC

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-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), dipicolinic acid (DPA) (CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2), and optionally sulfuric acid (SA) (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: PeroxyChem, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent used in the production, processing, and preparation of poultry, and processed and pre-formed poultry.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS will not exceed:
  1. 2000 ppm PAA, 1333 ppm HP, 120 ppm HEDP, and 2.7 ppm DPA in process water, ice, or brine applied as a wash, spray, dip, rinse, chiller water, low-temperature (less than 40°F) immersion bath, or scald water for whole or cut poultry, including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
  2. 230 ppm PAA, 153 ppm HP, 14 ppm HEDP, and 0.3 ppm DPA in process water, ice, or brine for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed poultry.
Effective Date: Dec 23, 2021
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 195 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 139 kB)

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