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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. 1578

Selective Micro Technologies, 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: Chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049-04-4).
Notifier: Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Manufacturer/Supplier: Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent to be applied to red meat (including meat parts and organs), processed, comminuted, or formed meat products, and seafood.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS is to be manufactured as described in the notification. The FCS will be used in an amount not to exceed 3 ppm residual chlorine dioxide as determined by Method 4500-ClO2-E (referenced in 21 CFR 173.300(a)(2)) or an equivalent method. The following conditions apply according to use: In red meat (including meat parts and organs), the FCS will be applied as a spray or dip to red meat, meat parts, and organs. In processed, comminuted, or formed meat products, the FCS will be applied as a spray or dip, unless precluded by standards of identity in 9 CFR 319, prior to the packaging of food for commercial purposes. Treatment of red meat (including red meat parts and organs), processed, comminuted, or formed meat products shall be followed by a potable water rinse or by blanching, cooking, or canning. And, in seafood, the FCS will be used in water and ice that are used to rinse, wash, thaw, transport, or store seafood. Treatment of seafood products that will be consumed raw shall be followed by a potable water rinse prior to consumption.
Effective Date: Jan 26, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 1.5 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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