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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. 730

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: The FCS is intended for use as an antimicrobial agent for finished coating formulations for paper and for additives to the finished coating formulations including starch slurries, sizing solutions, pigments, fillers, and binders used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 0.0085 gallons (0.032 liter) per metric ton of coating formulation.
Effective Date: Aug 9, 2007
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(q)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo