21 CFR 178.1005 - Hydrogen peroxide solution.
(a)Identity. For the purpose of this section, hydrogen peroxide solution is an aqueous solution containing not more than 35 percent hydrogen peroxide (CAS Reg. No. 7722-84-1) by weight, meeting the specifications prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.
(b)Optional adjuvant substances. Hydrogen peroxide solution identified in paragraph (a) of this section may contain substances generally recognized as safe in or on food, substances generally recognized for their intended use in food packaging, substances used in accordance with a prior sanction or approval, and substances permitted by applicable regulations in parts 174 through 179 of this chapter.
(c)Specifications. Hydrogen peroxide solution shall meet the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex, 7th ed. (2010), pp. 496-497, which is incorporated by reference. Hydrogen peroxide solution shall also meet the specifications for “Acidity,” “Chloride,” and “Other requirements” for Hydrogen Peroxide Concentrate in the United States Pharmacopeia 36th Revision (2013), pp. 3848-3849, which is incorporated by reference. The Director of the Office of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 11 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, 12601 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville, MD 20852 (Internet address http://www.usp.org). Copies may be examined at the Food and Drug Administration's Main Library, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-2039, 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/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
(d)Limitations. No use of hydrogen peroxide solution in the sterilization of food packaging material shall be considered to be in compliance if more than 0.5 part per million of hydrogen peroxide can be determined in distilled water packaged under production conditions (assay to be performed immediately after packaging).
(e)Conditions of use.
(1) Hydrogen peroxide solution identified in and complying with the specifications in this section may be used by itself or in combination with other processes to treat food-contact surfaces to attain commercial sterility at least equivalent to that attainable by thermal processing for metal containers as provided for in part 113 of this chapter. Food-contact surfaces include the following:
|Ethylene-acrylic acid copolymers||Complying with
|Ethylene-carbon monoxide copolymers||Complying with
|Ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer resins||Complying with
|Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers||Complying with
|Ionomeric resins||Complying with
|Isobutylene polymers||Complying with
|Olefin polymers||Complying with
|Polycarbonate resins||Complying with
|Polyethylene-terephthalate polymers||Complying with
|Poly-l-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers||Complying with
|Polystryrene and rubber-modified polystyrene polymers||Complying with
|Vinylidene chloride/methyl acrylate copolymers||Complying with
(2) The packaging materials identified in paragraph (e)(1) of this section may be used for packaging all commercially sterile foods except that the olefin polymers may be used in articles for packaging foods only of the types identified in § 176.170(c) of this chapter, table 1, under Categories I, II, III, IV-B, V, and VI.
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