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Kareem I. Batarseh; Filing of Food Additive Petition

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Kareem I. Batarseh has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, silver nitrate, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, glutamic acid, and sodium tripolyphosphate as an antimicrobial agent in bottled drinking water.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mical E. Honigfort, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-1278.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 5A4759) has been filed by Kareem I. Batarseh, P.O. Box 8, College Park, MD 20741-0008. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in part 172 Food Additives Permitted For Direct Addition To Food For Human Consumption (21 CFR part 172) to provide for the safe use of a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, silver nitrate, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, glutamic acid, and sodium tripolyphosphate as an antimicrobial agent in bottled drinking water.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) 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.

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Dated: April 1, 2005.

Laura M. Tarantino,

Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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[FR Doc. 05-7727 Filed 4-15-05; 8:45 am]

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