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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. 334

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 in chiller water used during poultry processing.
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 in the chiller water.
Effective Date: Aug 6, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (2.31 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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