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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

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: 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.
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.
Effective Date: Nov 6, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (416 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)