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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. 453

Albemarle Poultry Sciences, LLC

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 Poultry Sciences, LLC
Manufacturer: Albemarle Poultry Sciences, LLC
Intended Use: For general use as an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing for disinfecting poultry carcasses and their parts and organs.
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 (90 mg DBDMH/kg water) in poultry process water.
Effective Date: Nov 10, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (802 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)