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Unified Agenda 0583-AD47

Food Ingredients and Sources of Radiation Listed and Approved for Use in the Production of Meat and Poultry Products: Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Propionate


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a proposed rule to remove a provision in 9 CFR 242.23(a)(3) that prohibits the use of benzoic acid, sodium propionate, or sodium benzoate in or on any meat or poultry product except as provided in 9 CFR Chapter III.

Under this proposed rule, if any of these substances is approved for use in the production of meat or poultry products, FSIS will add such use to the list of approved substances in FSIS directive 7120.1. All substances intended for use in the production of meat and poultry products will continue to be subject to FDA review for safety and FSIS review for suitability.


1 action from April 2012

  • April 2012
    • NPRM


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