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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001190

 

July 9, 2012
From: Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (HFS-255)
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D, Senior Science and Policy Staff ____
 
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kelly M. Randolph, D.V.M., M.P.H.
 
Subject:  FCN No. 1190 – 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH) (CAS Reg. No. 77-48-5) to be used as an antimicrobial agent in process water (1) at a level not to exceed that needed to provide 900 ppm available bromine in water or ice applied to meat products, and (2) at a level not to exceed that needed to provide 450 ppm available bromine in water or ice applied to poultry products.
 
Notifier: Albemarle Corporation
 
Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1190. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated June 21, 2012, may be made available to the public. We will post digital transcriptions of the FONSI and the environmental assessment on the agency's public website.
 
Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.
 
 
Jeremy J. Mihalov
 
 
Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact
 


 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1190), submitted by Albemarle Corporation to provide for the safe use of 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH) (CAS Reg. No. 77-48-5) to be used as an antimicrobial agent in process water (1) at a level not to exceed that needed to provide 900 ppm available bromine in water or ice applied to meat products, and (2) at a level not to exceed that needed to provide 450 ppm available bromine in water or ice applied to poultry products.
 
The Office of Food Additive Safety has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and, therefore, will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information, including an environmental assessment, dated June 21, 2012, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.
 
Prepared by     __________________________________________Date:  July 9, 2012
Jeremy J. Mihalov
Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review
Office of Food Additive Safety          
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
 
 
 
Approved by   __________________________________________Date: July 9, 2012
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration