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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000445

Date: August 9, 2004

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 445 - Chlorine dioxide as an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities

 

Notifier: Selective Micro Technologies, LLC
Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 230
Beverly, MA 01915

 

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

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 445. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 27, 2004, may be made available to the public.

 

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

 

 

 

Tong Zhou, Ph.D.

 

Attachment

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 445), submitted by Selective Micro Technologies, LLC, to provide for the safe use of chlorine dioxide as an antimicrobial agent in water used in poultry processing and to wash fruits and vegetables that are not raw agricultural commodities

 

 

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 27, 2004.

 

 

 

Prepared by__________________________________________ Date: August 9, 2004
Tong Zhou, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist
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 9, 2004
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