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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. 1641

Solvay Chemicals, 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 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), dipicolinic acid (CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2), and sodium hydroxide (CAS Reg. No. 1310-73-2).
Notifier: Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in: (1) process water applied as a spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low-temperature (e.g., less than 40 °F) immersion baths, or scald water for whole or cut poultry carcasses, parts, trim and organs; and (2) process water, ice, or brine used for washing, rinsing, or cooling of processed and preformed meat as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29) and poultry as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(34).
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the food-contact substance mixture will not exceed: (1) 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 933 ppm hydrogen peroxide, 120 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) and 0.5 ppm dipicolinic acid in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low-temperature (e.g., less than 40°F) immersion baths, scald water for whole or cut poultry carcasses, parts, trim, skin on or off, and organs; and (2) 230 ppm peroxyacetic acid, 107 ppm hydrogen peroxide, 14 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) and 0.1 ppm dipicolinic acid in process water, ice, or brine used for washing, rinsing, or cooling of processed and preformed meat as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(29) and poultry as defined in 21 CFR 170.3(n)(34).
Effective Date: Apr 7, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 809 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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