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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001176

 

April 30, 2012
From: Biologist, Regulatory Team 2, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (HFS-255)
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D, Senior Science and Policy Staff____
 
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Donna Robie, Ph.D.
 
Subject: FCN No. 1176 – Hypochlorous acid for use as an antimicrobial agent in a solution used for re-hydrating fresh fruits and vegetables including leafy green vegetables.
 
Notifier: HSP USA, LLC.
 
 Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1176. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated April 16, 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.
 
Leah D. Proffitt
Attachment:         Finding of No Significant Impact
 
     


 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1176), submitted by HSP USA, LLC., to provide for the safe use of hypochlorous acid  for use as an antimicrobial agent in a solution used for re-hydrating fresh fruits and vegetables including leafy green vegetables.
 
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 submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment, dated April 16, 2012.
 
Prepared by     __________________________________________Date: April 30, 2012
Leah D. Proffitt
Biologist
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