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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000787

Date:March 12, 2008
From:Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 787 - An aqueous solution of an equilibrium mixture of oxychloro species (predominantly chlorite, chlorate, and chlorine dioxide) for use as a sanitizing solution on beverage containers.
Notifier:Bio-Cide International, Inc.
2845 Broce Drive
Norman, OK, 73072
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Mark Hepp, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT


 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 787. When this notification becomes effective, the FONSI and the notifier's EA, dated February 21, 2008, may be made available to the public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and we will post redacted copies of them on the internet at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/opa-envt.html.*

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

Kiros Hailemariam, Ph.D.

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 787), submitted by Bio-Cide International, to provide for the safe use of an aqueous solution of an equilibrium mixture of oxychloro species (predominantly chlorite, chlorate, and chlorine dioxide) generated by acidification of an aqueous alkaline solution of oxychloro species (predominantly chlorite and chlorate), for use as a sanitizing solution on beverage containers at concentrations from 50 to 200 ppm available chlorine dioxide, following its activation with a GRAS acid and subsequent dilution.

The Environmental Review Team 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 the notification, including an environmental assessment, dated February 21, 2008.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: March 12, 2008
Kiros Hailemariam, Ph.D.
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

I have reviewed this document and accept it as final:

__________________________________________Date: March12, 2008
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration


*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.