In October 2002, the FDA cleared hypochlorous acid (HOCl) as a high-level disinfectant. (FDA, personal communication, September 18, 2002).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (21 CFR Part 178) permit the use of HOCl sanitizing solutions on food processing equipment and food contact surfaces.

The following provisions must be followed:

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