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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. 1118

Albemarle Corporation

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH; CAS Reg. No. 77-48-5).
Notifier: Albemarle Corporation
Manufacturer: Albemarle Corporation
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial additive in process water for fruits and vegetables, and as an antimicrobial component of shell egg wash solutions.
Limitations/Specifications*: The food-contact substance will be used at a level not to exceed that needed to provide an equivalent of 500 parts per million (ppm) of available bromine for shell egg washes, and 900 ppm of available bromine in process water for processing fruits and vegetables. When used in water to process fruits and vegetables, treatment shall be followed by a potable water rinse.
Effective Date: Dec 1, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (1.33 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)