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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. 2099

Alex. C Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)

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 (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4), and, optionally, sulfuric acid (CAS Reg. No. 7664-93-9). REPLACES FCN 2060
Notifier: Alex. C Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Manufacturer/Supplier: Alex. C Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice used for washing, rinsing, chilling or processing fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture in process water or ice will not exceed: 500 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 208 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 24 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP).
Effective Date: Jan 1, 2021
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 378 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet (in PDF, 199 kB)

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