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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. 1197

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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 for poultry products.
Effective Date:  11/06/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed that needed to provide the equivalent of 450 ppm available bromine in water or ice used to process poultry products.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site