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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001125

Date: October 24, 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. 1125 – Sodium carboxymethyl starch as a fluid absorbent in food contact materials used to absorb liquids intrinsic or added to meat and poultry.
Notifier: Paper Pak Industries
1941 White Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Helen Lee, Ph.D.
Through: Annette M McCarthy, PhD, Lead Environmental Review Scientist

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1125. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated September 10, 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.

 

Andrea F. Fus, Pharm.D.

 

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1125), submitted by Paper Pak Industries, Inc., to provide for the safe use of sodium carboxymethyl starch as a fluid absorbent in food-contact materials used to absorb liquids intrinsic or added to meat and poultry.

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 SEptember 10, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: October 24, 2011
Andrea F. Fus, Pharm.D.
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 24, 2011
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Lead Environmental Review Scientist
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration