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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1106

 
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Food Contact Substance:  An aqueous solution of hypobromous acid (CAS Reg. No. 13517-11-8) generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of 40 percent sodium bromide, (CAS Reg. No. 7647-15-6) and 12.5 percent sodium hypochlorite (CAS Reg. No. 7681-52-9).
 
Notifier:  GE Betz
GE Water and Process Technologies
 
Manufacturer:  GE Betz
GE Water and Process Technologies
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive in ice or water, used as either a spray or a dip, for meat processing, including both hide on and hide off applications, and for poultry processing.
 
Effective Date:  10/04/2011
 
Limitations/Specifications:  Total bromine shall not exceed:
300 ppm (182 ppm HOBr or 133 ppm as total chlorine) when applied to meat and,
200 ppm (121 ppm HOBr or 90 ppm as total chlorine) when applied to poultry.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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