Peracetic Acid - FMC Microbial Control - Clarity

By: Microbial Control  09-12-2011
Keywords: food and beverage, Hydrogen Peroxide, Beverage Processing

FMC, a leading global producer of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, introduces Clarity™ for aseptic food and beverage processing operations. Approved by the FDA for low acid applications, Clarity™ is an easy-to-use single component peracetic acid microbial agent that can be used for sterilization at lower temperatures and on a wide range of processing equipment, packaging materials (ie. PET, HDPE, foil etc.) and closure systems.

Clarity™ can be used on food and beverage packaging materials, and filling equipment in aseptic food and beverage processing to achieve commercial sterility. It can also be used on products labeled as organic in food and beverage processing facilities.

Clarity™ Benefits

• Clarity™ is more effective at lower temperature and lower application concentration compared to hydrogen peroxide.

• Clarity™ is approved for wide range of applications such as rotary rinse, spray, fine mist/vapor without rinse.

• Clarity™ is approved for use on polymeric food packaging materials, for both high and low acid foods.

Clarity™ Regulatory Approvals

02/2006: FDA Food Contact Notification for the PAA-based product.

11/2006: EPA approval for use as a sterilant (Low-acid aseptic).

12/2007: FDA has issued a Letter of Non-Objection for use in aseptic packaging of low acid products at Kan-Pak (LiquiBox pouch filler).

04/2008: FDA Food Contact Notification for no rinse application.

01/2009: FDA has issued a Letter of Non-Objection for Toyo Seikan’s Rotary Aseptic Filler for use in aseptic packaging of low acid products.

02/2009: EPA approval for use as a no rinse sterilant (Low-acid aseptic).

04/2009: FDA / FCN 801 clearance for HEDP residue limit in no-rinse application (compliance with 0.5 ppm limit for HP residue not required).

Keywords: ASEPTIC PACKAGING, Beverage Processing, food and beverage, Hydrogen Peroxide, Peracetic Acid,

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