Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to expand the conditions of safe use for X-radiation and electron beam energy sources for the treatment of prepackaged foods by irradiation.Start Further Info
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Mark A. Hepp, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-215), Food and Drug Administration, 200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3098.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (sec. 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a food additive petition (FAP 0M4711) has been filed by the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 6502 South Archer Rd., Summit-Argo, IL 60501-1933. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in § 179.45 Packaging materials for use during the irradiation of prepackaged foods (21 CFR 179.45) to expand the conditions of safe use for X-radiation and electron beam energy sources for the treatment of prepackaged foods by irradiation.
The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(j) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.Start Signature
Dated: February 14, 2000.
Alan L. Rulis,
Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 00-5014 Filed 3-1-00; 8:45 am]
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