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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. 944

Enviro Tech Chemical Services, 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: Hypobromous acid (CAS Reg. No. 13517-11-8) generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of hydrogen bromide (CAS Reg. No. 10035-10-6) and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite (CAS Reg. No. 7681-52-9, 7778-66-7 or 7778-54-3).
Notifier: Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.
Manufacturer: Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.
Intended Use: As an antimicrobial in water or iced used for processing meat and poultry products.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at a level not to exceed that needed to provide 300 ppm available bromine (or 133 ppm available chlorine) in water or ice applied to meat products, and 200 ppm available bromine (or 89 ppm available chlorine) in water or ice applied to poultry products.
Effective Date: Feb 17, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (811 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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