Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
Notification of petition.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by Ag Chem Resources, LLC, proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of tannic acid as a flavoring agent in animal feed.
The food additive petition was filed on October 5, 2020.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Chelsea Cerrito, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 240-402-6729, Chelsea.Cerrito@fda.hhs.gov.
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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 2313), submitted by Ag Chem Resources, LLC, 10120 Dutch Iris Drive, Bakersfield, California 93311. The petition proposes to amend Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in part 573 Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals to provide for the safe use of tannic acid as a flavoring agent in animal feed.
The petitioner has claimed that this action is categorically excluded under 21 CFR 25.32(r) because it is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. In addition, the petitioner has stated that, to their knowledge, no extraordinary circumstances exist. If FDA determines a categorical exclusion applies, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. If FDA determines a categorical exclusion does not apply, we will request an environmental assessment and make it available for public inspection.
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Dated: November 18, 2020.
Lauren K. Roth,
Acting Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-26049 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]
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