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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. 567

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: Bromine chloride (BrCl) (CAS Reg. No. 13863-41-7).
Notifier: Albemarle Corporation
Manufacturer: Albemarle Corporation
Intended Use: The FCS is intended for use as a slimicide in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be added in sufficient quantity to achieve a residual bromine level of 4 -10 ppm in the process water. The finished articles will contact all food types under all Conditions of Use.
Effective Date: Apr 28, 2006
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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