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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001144

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Date: January 5, 2012

From: Biologist, Regulatory Team 2, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (HFS-255)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-255)

Subject: FCN No. 1144 – A mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, and water as an antimicrobial in process water/ice used to prepare fish and seafood, pre-formed meat and poultry products.

Notifier: FMC Corp.
1735 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Donna Robie, Ph.D.
Through: Annette M McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1144. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated November 18, 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. 1144), submitted by FMC Corporation, to provide for the safe use of a mixture of peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and 1-hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid, and water as an antimicrobial to control microorganisms in (1) process water used to commercially prepare fish and seafood, and (2) process water or ice for washing, rinsing, storing or cooling of processed and pre-formed meat and poultry products.

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 November 18, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: January 5, 2012
Leah D. Proffitt
Biologist
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: January 5, 2012
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


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