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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. 1622

Brainerd Chemical Company, 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 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), and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in the production and preparation of fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, processed and pre-formed meat and poultry, and shell eggs. (See Limitations/Specifications)
Limitations/Specifications: When used as intended, the components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 350 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 127 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 10 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in water for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities;
  2. 230 ppm PAA, 84 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in water or ice used during the commercial preparation of fish and seafood;
  3. 495 ppm PAA, 180 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in water, brine, or ice used for washing, rinsing, storing, or cooling processed and pre-formed meat as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29);
  4. 230 ppm PAA, 84 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in water, brine, or ice used for washing, rinsing, storing, or cooling processed and pre-formed poultry as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(34); and
  5. 2000 ppm PAA, 730 ppm HP, and 120 ppm HEDP in water for washing shell eggs.
Effective Date: Apr 15, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 665 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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