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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. 453

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Food Contact Substance:  1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH; CAS Reg. No. 77-48-5)
Notifier:  Albemarle Poultry Sciences, LLC
Manufacturer:  Albemarle Poultry Sciences, LLC
Intended Use:  For general use as an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing for disinfecting poultry carcasses and their parts and organs.
Effective Date:  11/10/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed that needed to provide the equivalent of 100 parts per million (ppm) of available bromine (90 mg DBDMH/kg water) in poultry process water.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site