- Ingredients and Properties
- Use and Handling
- Storage and Classification
Ingredients: Actrol contains peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP, stabilizer).
Appearance Clear, colorless pH 4.0 to 5.5
(190 ppm PAA dilution)
Specific gravity at 25ºC 1.10 Odor Pungent, vinegar-like Solubility Very soluble in water
Use: Actrol is approved for use as an antimicrobial agent in water for meat and poultry processing applications.1,4,5
Handling: Please use the following instructions for safe handling:
- Do not enter an enclosed area without proper respiratory protection.
- Do not breathe vapors or mist.
- Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
- Wear goggles, face shield and rubber gloves when handling.
- Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking or using tobacco.
- Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
If mishandled, Actrol can:
- Cause irreversible eye damage and skin burns
- Be harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin
- Be harmful if swallowed
For further safe handling details, please refer to the SDS.
Chemical incompatibility: Mix only with water. Avoid contact with strong alkaline material such as caustics and strong reducing agents. Do not mix with halogenated (chlorine) compounds.
Material compatibility: Equipment, such as dip tanks and spray cabinets, should be compatible with corrosive chemicals.
Metals: Actrol, both concentrate and diluted forms, is recommended for use with:
- Stainless steel types 304 and 316
Plastics: Actrol, both concentrate and diluted forms, is recommended for use with:
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC)
- Teflon® (PTFE)
- Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF — Kynar®, Hylar®, Solef®)
- Never return Actrol to the original container after it has been removed.
- Avoid all contaminants, especially dirt, caustics, reducing agents and metals; contamination and impurities reduce shelf life and induce decomposition.
- In case of decomposition, isolate container, douse container with cool water and dilute this product with large volumes of water.
- Avoid damage to containers.
- Keep container closed at all times when not in use.
- Keep container out of direct sunlight.
- Store at temperatures below 80°F/26°C.
- Shelf life up to 1 year when stored according to recommendations.
Packaging: Actrol is available in the following (all containers vented):
- 4.5-gallon poly pail
- 53-gallon poly drum
- 300-gallon tote IBCs
Product Weight: Actrol is 9.2 lb./gal. / 15.2 kg/L
DOT Classification: Actrol is classified as UN3109, organic peroxide, Type F Liquid (peroxyacetic acid, stabilized), 5.2, (8), PG II.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. FSIS directive 7120.1. Available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/bab10e09-aefa-483b-8be8-809a1f051d4c/7120.1.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Accessed October 15, 2014.
- Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Compliance Guide on the Determination of Processing Aids. Available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/9a34e8d9-997a-4c58-bd5e-d87cc371ecda/Determination_of_Processing_Aids.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Published April 2008. Accessed October 15, 2014.
- Safety Data Sheet on Actrol, 2014, Zoetis Inc.
- Food and Drug Administration. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21, Section 173.370. Available at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=173.370. Accessed October 15, 2014.
- Food and Drug Administration. Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications, FCN No. 887. Available at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=fcslisting&id=887. Accessed October 15, 2014.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- Please refer to product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safe handling information prior to use.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
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