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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. 1713

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-hydroxyethylidene-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 process water and ice used in the production and preparation of whole or cut poultry and meat.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 750 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 136 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, low temperature (i.e., less than 40°F) immersion baths, or scald water for whole or cut poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs;
  2. 1800 ppm PAA, 675 ppm HP, and 33 ppm HEDP in process water or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat, including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs.
Effective Date: Dec 13, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 536 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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