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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. 1823

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 (PAA) (CAS Reg. No. 79-21-0), hydrogen peroxide (HP) (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1), acetic acid (CAS Reg. No. 64-19-7), 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4) and dipicolinic acid (DPA) (CAS Reg. No. 499-83-2).
Notifier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in water used in the production and preparation of whole and cut poultry and meat, fruits and vegetables, and processed and pre-formed poultry and meat. (See Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: When used as intended, the components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 2000 ppm PAA, 1474 ppm HP, 14 ppm HEDP, and 0.88 ppm DPA 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;
  2. 1800 ppm PAA, 1215 ppm HP, 12 ppm HEDP, and 0.5 ppm DPA in process water or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling whole or cut meat, including carcasses, parts, trim, and organs;
  3. 350 ppm PAA, 1000 ppm HP, 10 ppm HEDP, and 0.25 ppm DPA in water for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities;
  4. 230 ppm PAA, 186 ppm HP, 14 ppm HEDP, and 0.1 ppm DPA in water, brine, or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed poultry; and
  5. 495 ppm PAA, 335 ppm HP, 14 ppm HEDP, and 0.1 ppm DPA in water, brine, or ice used for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and pre-formed meat.
Effective Date: Nov 29, 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 140 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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