The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued guidance updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and eggs.

The guidance adds three new substances to the list of safe and suitable substances. They are: an aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (FCN 1713) (antimicrobial); papain enzyme (emulsifying agents); and an aqueous mixture of dimethylpolysiloxane, Tween 60, SMaz 60, a Kosher base (DMPS and silicone dioxide) and formaldehyde (miscellaneous).

The guidance also adds two new substances to the list of On-Line Reprocessing and Off-Line Reprocessing Antimicrobial Intervention Systems and includes revisions to two others. The new substances are ASCEND (OLR antimicrobial intervention systems) and Circlean IOBW hypochlorous acid (OLR antimicrobial intervention systems). The revised substances are Accutab chlorination (OLR antimicrobial intervention systems) and CECURE (OLR/OFLR antimicrobial systems).