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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000351

Date: August 20, 2003

 

From: Environmental Scientist, Environmental Review Group (ERG)
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review (HFS-246)

 

Subject: FCN No. 351 - A type of zeolite in which Ag+, Zn2+ and NH4+ have been exchanged for Na+ used to control microorganisms that may grow on single- and repeat-use food contact articles

 

Notifier: AgIon Technologies, Inc.
60 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880

 

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Elizabeth Sanchez, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERG

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 351. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 28, 2003, may be made available to the public.

 

 

 

Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D.

 

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 351), submitted by AgIon Technologies, Inc., to provide for the safe use of a type of zeolite in which silver, zinc and ammonium ions have been exchanged for sodium ions in order to control microorganisms that may grow on single- and repeat-use food contact articles.

 

 

The Environmental Review Group has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and therefore will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment dated July 28, 2003, and on confidential market volume data.

 

 

 

Prepared by___________________________________________ Date: August 20, 2003
Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D., Environmental Scientist
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

 

 

 

Approved by ___________________________________________ Date: August 20, 2003
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration