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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. 787

Bio-Cide International, 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 solution of sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide containing no less than 50 parts per million and not more than 200 parts per million of available chlorine dioxide.
Notifier: Bio-Cide International, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Bio-Cide International, Inc.
Intended Use: For use as a sanitizing solution on beverage containers.
Limitations/Specifications: The food-contact substance is produced by mixing an aqueous alkaline solution of sodium chlorite with a GRAS acid, followed by dilution with potable water to provide a concentration of available chlorine dioxide of at least 50 parts per million and not more than 200 parts per million as determined by the method titled Iodometric Method for the Determination of Available Chlorine Dioxide (50-250 ppm available ClO2), copies available from Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-200), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Treatment of the beverage containers will be followed by adequate draining.
Effective Date: Jun 20, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 139 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)