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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. 1118

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Food Contact Substance:  1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH; CAS Reg. No. 77-48-5).
Notifier:  Albemarle Corporation
Manufacturer:  Albemarle Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial additive in process water for fruits and vegetables, and as an antimicrobial component of shell egg wash solutions.
Effective Date:  12/01/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The food-contact substance will be used at a level not to exceed that needed to provide an equivalent of 500 parts per million (ppm) of available bromine for shell egg washes, and 900 ppm of available bromine in process water for processing fruits and vegetables. When used in water to process fruits and vegetables, treatment shall be followed by a potable water rinse.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site