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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. 1606

KAY Chemical Company, a Division of Ecolab, 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: Hypochlorous acid (CAS Reg. No. 7790-92-3) diluted from concentrated solution.
Notifier: Sterilox Food Safety/Div. of PuriCore
Manufacturer/Supplier: KAY Chemical Company, a Division of Ecolab, Inc.
Intended Use: For use as an antimicrobial agent in solutions used to re-hydrate fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications: The concentrated FCS solution will be stored for no more than six months before use. In the diluted solution, the concentration of available free chlorine will not exceed 60 ppm, and the FCS solution will be replaced if the concentration falls below 25 ppm available free chlorine. Fresh and fresh-cut produce may be treated with the FCS solution by soaking for a minimum of 90 seconds or by spraying. After treatment, the produce will be allowed to drain for no less than 10 minutes before it is placed on display or consumed.
Effective Date: Mar 24, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 1.1 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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