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173.370 Peroxyacids.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR173.370]

[Page 149-150]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 173_SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN 
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
 
                   Subpart D_Specific Usage Additives
 
Sec.  173.370  Peroxyacids.

    Peroxyacids may be safely used in accordance with the following 
prescribed conditions:
    (a) The additive is a mixture of peroxyacetic acid, octanoic acid, 
acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyoctanoic acid, and 1-
hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid.
    (b)(1) The additive is used as an antimicrobial agent on meat 
carcasses, parts, trim, and organs in accordance with current industry 
practice where the maximum concentration of peroxyacids is 220 parts per 
million (ppm) as peroxyacetic acid, and the maximum concentration of 
hydrogen peroxide is 75 ppm.
    (2) The additive is used as an antimicrobial agent on poultry 
carcasses, poultry parts, and organs in accordance with current industry 
standards of good manufacturing practice (unless precluded by the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's standards of identity in 9 CFR part 381, 
subpart P) where the maximum concentration of peroxyacids is 220 parts 
per million (ppm) as peroxyacetic acid, the maximum concentration of 
hydrogen peroxide is 110 ppm, and the maximum concentration of 1-
hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) is 13 ppm.
    (c) The concentrations of peroxyacids and hydrogen peroxide in the 
additive are determined by a method entitled ``Hydrogen Peroxide and 
Peracid (as Peracetic Acid) Content,'' July 26, 2000, developed by 
Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, which is incorporated by reference. The 
concentration of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid is determined 
by a method entitled ``Determination of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-
diphosphonic

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acid (HEDP) Peroxyacid/Peroxide-Containing Solutions,'' August 21, 2001, 
developed by Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, which is incorporated by 
reference. The Director of the Office of the Federal Register approves 
these incorporations by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 
1 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies of these methods from the Division 
of Petition Review, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food 
and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 
20740, or you may examine a copy at the Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition's Library, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 
20740, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 
For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-
741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal--register/code--of--
federal--regulations/ibr--locations.html.

[65 FR 70660, Nov. 27, 2000, as amended at 66 FR 48208, Sept. 19, 2001; 
67 FR 61784, Oct. 2, 2002]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 173, Section 370


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