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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. 357

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 water applied to poultry via an Inside-Outside Bird Washer (IOBW) and in water used for Off-Line Reprocessing (OLR) of poultry.
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 IOBW and OLR water.
Effective Date: Nov 14, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (755 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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