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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001122

Date:October 28, 2011
From:Biologist, Regulatory Team 2, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (HFS-255)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-255)
Subject:FCN No. 1122 – Hypobromous acid generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of sodium bromide and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite, as an antimicrobial agent in ice or water, used in meat, poultry, fruit and vegetable, and shell egg processing.
Notifier:Albemarle Corp.
451 Florida Street
Baton Rouge LA 70801
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vanee Komolprasert, Ph.D., P.E.
Through: Annette M McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1122. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated October 25, 2011, may be made available to the public. We will post digital transcriptions of the FONSI and the environmental assessment on the agency's public website.

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

 

Leah D. Proffitt

 

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1122), submitted by Albemarle Corporation, to provide for the safe use of an aqueous mixture containing hypobromous acid generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of sodium bromide and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite, as an antimicrobial additive in ice or water, used in meat, poultry, fruit and vegetable, and shell egg processing.

The Office of Food Additive Safety 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, including an environmental assessment, dated October 25, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: October 28, 2011
Leah D. Proffitt
Regulatory Team 2
Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: October 28, 2011
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration