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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. 308

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Food Contact Substance:  5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) (CAS Reg. No. 77-71-4).
Notifier:  Lonza, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Lonza, Inc.
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a stabilizer for hypohalite slimicides used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  03/21/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 0.5 g DMH per kg of dry fiber.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site