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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. 1844

Valley Chemical Solutions

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-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), water, and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9).
Notifier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Manufacturer/Supplier: Valley Chemical Solutions
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent used during the processing of meat and poultry carcasses, parts, and organs, and preformed and/or processed poultry and meat products.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed:
  1. 2000 ppm PAA, 892 ppm HP, and 7 ppm HEDP for use in all process water that contacts poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs during production, including water applied by wash, rinse, dip, chill, scald, spray, and mist;
  2. 495 ppm PAA, 221 ppm HP, and 1.7 ppm HEDP for use in brine and ice that may contact poultry carcasses, parts, trim, and organs, and in process water, brine, and ice for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and preformed poultry products;
  3. 2000 ppm PAA, 892 ppm HP, and 7 ppm HEDP for use in all process water that contacts meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs during production, including water applied by wash, rinse, dip, chill, spray, and mist; and
  4. 495 ppm PAA, 221 ppm HP, and 1.7 ppm HEDP for use in brine and ice that may contact meat carcasses, parts, trim, and organs, and in process water, brine, or ice for washing, rinsing, or cooling processed and preformed meat products.
Effective Date: Jan 19, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 105 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 110 kB)

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