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FOOD ADDITIVE PETITION APPROVED

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 1998 Volume XIII, No III

In the February 20, 1998, Federal Register, FDA announced that it is amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of sodium stearate as an anticaking agent in animal feeds (FAP 2236). This action was taken in response to a food additive petition filed by Betty J. Pendleton. Additional information is included in Federal Register and from Dr. John P. Honstead, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-222), FDA, 7500 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, (301) 594-1728.