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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000921

 

Date:September 30, 2009
From:Environmental Scientist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 921 - Peroxyacetic acid solution as an antimicrobial additive used alone or in combination with other processes in the commercial sterilization of aseptic filling systems and packaging prior to filling.
Notifier:Ecolab Inc.
370 Wabasha Street, EUC/9
St. Paul, MN 55102-1390
 
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Mark A Hepp, Ph.D.
Through: William H Lamont, Acting Supervisor, ERT
 

The food contact substance is an aqueous solution of 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid and peroxyacetic acid that is in equilibrium with acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide and an optional catalase enzyme adjuvant solution.

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 921. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 10, 2009, may be made available to the public. We will post digital transcriptions of the FONSI and the environmental assessment on the agency's public website.

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

 

Hoshing W Chang, Ph.D.

 

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 921), submitted by Ecolab Inc., to provide for the safe use of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid and peroxyacetic acid that is in equilibrium with acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide as an antimicrobial additive that may be used alone or in combination with a catalase enzyme adjuvant solution in the commercial sterilization of aseptic filling systems and packaging prior to filling.

The Environmental Review Team has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and, therefore, will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information, including an environmental assessment, dated July 10, 2009, in the notification submitted by the notifier and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: September 30, 2009
Hoshing W Chang, Ph.D.
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: September 30, 2009
William H Lamont, Acting Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration