EPA Increases Ammonia Limit In Processed Food

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has increased the maximum allowable concentration in processed food of ammonia, which is used to clean food processing equipment and food contact surfaces.

In a final rule published Aug. 22, the EPA increased the allowable concentration of Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium in both its carbonate and bicarbonate forms, from 240 parts per million to 400 ppm.

"As amended, the regulation will exempt solutions from the requirement of tolerance residues resulting from contact with surfaces treated with solutions where the end-use concentration of...
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