FDA amends food additive regulations
6/30/2000-The Food and Drug Administration
is amending the food additive regulations
to provide for the safe use of 1,3-dihalo-5,5-
dimethylhydantoin (where the dihalo (halogen)
may be bromine and/or chlorine) that may
contain no more than 20 weight percent 1,3-dihalo-5-
ethyl-5-methylhydantoin (where the dihalo
(halogen) may be bromine and/ or chlorine),
as a slimicide in the manufacture of paper
and paperboard intended to contact food.
This action is in response to petitions filed
by Great Lakes Chemical Corp. and Lonza,
Inc. This rule is is effective June 30, 2000.