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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. 1594

Valley Chemical Solutions

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 (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, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water used to wash raw and processed fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed 350 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 80 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 4.7 ppm HEDP.
Effective Date: Jan 26, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 673 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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