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Casa de Mesquite LLC; Filing of Food Additive Petition

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Notice of petition.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by Casa de Mesquite LLC, proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation to treat mesquite bean flour.


The food additive petition was filed on August 11, 2014.

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Teresa A. Croce, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1281.

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Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), we are giving notice that we have filed a food additive petition (FAP 4M4807), submitted by Casa de Mesquite LLC, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA 95023. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in § 179.26 (21 CFR 179.26), Ionizing radiation for the treatment of food, to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation to reduce the levels of food-borne pathogens in mesquite bean flour.

We have 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: September 29, 2014.

Dennis M. Keefe,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-23597 Filed 10-2-14; 8:45 am]