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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. 1715

Seeler Industries, 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 (PAA) (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP) (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7) and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Seeler Industries, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Seeler Industries, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice used in the processing of meat, poultry, fish and seafood, shell eggs, fruit and vegetables.
Limitations/Specifications: Components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 2000 parts per million (ppm) PAA, 773 ppm HP, and 118 ppm HEDP in 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 or in water for washing shell eggs;
  2. 460 ppm PAA, 177 ppm HP, and 27 ppm HEDP in spray, wash, rinse, dip, chiller water, or scald water for meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs;
  3. 495 ppm PAA, 190 ppm HP, and 29 ppm HEDP in process water or ice for washing, rinsing, or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat products;
  4. 230 ppm PAA, 88 ppm HP, and 14 ppm HEDP in water or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed poultry products or in the commercial preparation of fish and seafood;
  5. 350 ppm PAA, 135 ppm HP, and 21 ppm HEDP in water or ice for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Effective Date: Feb 4, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 633 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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