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FDA Veterinarian Newsletter January/February 1999 Volume XIV, No I

In the October 6, 1998, Federal Register, FDA announced that the regulations for food additives permitted in feed and drinking water of animals is being amended to provide for the safe use of formaldehyde (CAS No. 50-00-0; 37 percent aqueous solution) as an antimicrobial food additive for maintaining animal feeds and feed ingredients Salmonella negative for up to 21 days. This action is in response to a food additive petition ) (FAP 2237) filed by Anitox Corp. Additional information is included in the Federal Register and available from Dr. Henry E. Ekperigin, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-222), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-0174.