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Food Additive Regulations Amended – Formaldehyde

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter January/February 2004 Volume XIX, No 1

In the November 21, 2003, Federal Register , the FDA announced that the Agency is amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of formaldehyde to improve the handling characteristics of canola and soybean oilseeds and/or meals in feed for beef and dairy cattle, and to provide a description of the food additive. This action is in response to a food additive petition filed by Rumentek Industries Pty Ltd.