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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. 384

AmeriBrom, Inc.

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: 35 percent Ammonium Bromide Solution (CAS Reg. No. 12124-97-9).
Notifier: AmeriBrom, Inc.
Manufacturer: AmeriBrom, Inc.
Intended Use: As a component of a slimicide used in the production of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.14 gallons per ton of dry weight fiber. The other component of this antimicrobial system is sodium hypochlorite (CAS Registry No. 7681-52-9). The paper and paperboard may contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jan 9, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo