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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001165

 

April 30, 2012
From: Senior Science and Policy Staff (HFS-205)
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff____
 
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention:  Kelly M. Randolph, D.V.M., M.P.H
 
Subject:  FCN No. 1165 – Starch, carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 9063-38-1) as a super absorbent polymer in pads that function to absorb fluids from packaged fish and fresh cut fruit and vegetable products.
 
Notifier: Paper Pak Industries
 
Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1165. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated February 2, 2012, 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.
 
Berhane G. Girmay, PhD, PMP
 
 
Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact
 


 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1165), submitted by Paper Pak Industries to provide for the safe use of a super absorbent polymer in pads that function to absorb fluids from packaged fish and fresh cut fruit and vegetable 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 February 2, 2012, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.
 
Prepared by     __________________________________________Date: April 30, 2012
Berhane G. Girmay, PhD, PMP
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety          
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
 
 
 
Approved by   __________________________________________Date: April 30, 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