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General Mills, Inc.; 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 General Mills, Inc., has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ultraviolet radiation for the reduction of pathogens and other microorganisms in aqueous sugar solutions and potable water intended for use in food production.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Laura A. Dye, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-1275.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a food additive petition (FAP 7M4770) has been filed by General Mills, Inc., One General Mills Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55426. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in § 179.39 Ultraviolet radiation for the processing and treatment of food (21 CFR 170.39) to provide for the safe use of ultraviolet radiation for the reduction of pathogens Start Printed Page 67944and other microorganisms in aqueous sugar solutions and potable water intended for use in food production.

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.

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Dated: November 27, 2007.

Laura M. Tarantino,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-23400 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]

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