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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. 2060

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).
Notifier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Manufacturer/Supplier: Alex C. Fergusson, LLC (AFCO)
Intended Use: The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice used for washing or chilling fruits and vegetables in food processing facilities.
Limitations/Specifications: The components of the FCS mixture will not exceed: 500 ppm peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 115 ppm hydrogen peroxide (HP), and 14 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP).
Effective Date: Jul 10, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 928 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 128 kB)