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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. 407

GE Betz

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: 2-Bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol (CAS Reg. No. 52-51-7).
Notifier: GE Betz
Manufacturer: GE Betz
Intended Use: As a preservative for boiler water additive formulations.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use only as a preservative in boiler water additive formulations. The food-contact substance shall be added to the boiler feedwater, or the steam header, at levels not to exceed an initial concentration of 0.025 parts per million of the steam.
Effective Date: Jun 19, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo