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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. 1122

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Hypobromous acid (CAS Reg. No. 13517-11-8) generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of sodium bromide (CAS Reg. No. 7647-15-6) and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite (CAS Reg. Nos. 7681-52-9, 7778-66-7 or 7778-54-3).
 
Notifier:  Albemarle Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  Albemarle Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice applied to meat and poultry products, and in water applied to processed fruits and vegetables, and shell eggs.
 
Effective Date:  01/17/2012
 
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a level not to exceed that needed to provide available bromine: (1) 900 ppm in water or ice applied to meat products, (2) 200 ppm in water or ice applied to poultry products, (3) 900 ppm in water applied to processed fruits and vegetables, and (4) 500 ppm in water applied to shell eggs.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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