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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. 323

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: A mixture containing peroxyacetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and water.
Notifier: PeroxyChem, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Evonik Active Oxygens, LLC
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial agent for meat and poultry carcasses.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be added to (1) process water used for washing, rinsing, cooling or otherwise for processing meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs; and (2) process water applied to poultry parts, organs, and carcasses as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water. In either application, the level of peroxyacetic acid will not exceed 230 ppm, hydrogen peroxide will not exceed 165 ppm, and HEDP will not exceed 14.0 ppm.
Effective Date: May 27, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 624 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)