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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. 775

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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:  The FCS will be used as an antimicrobial in water supplied to ice machines to make ice intended for general use in the poultry processing industry.
Effective Date:  01/28/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed that needed to provide the equivalent of 100 ppm of available bromine (corresponding to a maximum level of 90 mg DBDMH/kg water) in the water supplied to ice machines.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site