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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. 1580

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-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) (CAS Reg. No. 2809-21-4).
Notifier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial agent in the production and preparation of whole or cut meat and poultry (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: When used as intended, the components of the food contact substance mixture will not exceed: (1) 2000 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 730 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 14 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine- 1,1-diphosphonic acid (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; and (2) 1800 ppm PAA, 655 ppm HP, and 12 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: Jan 26, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 646 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)