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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001197

 

July 25, 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: Vivian Gilliam
 
Subject: FCN No. 1197 – Hypobromous acid generated on-site from an aqueous mixture of sodium bromide and sodium, potassium or calcium hypochlorite, as an antimicrobial agent in process water for poultry products.
 
Notifier: Albemarle Corporation
 
 Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1197. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 9, 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. 1197), submitted by Albemarle Corporation, to provide for the safe use of hypobromous acid as an antimicrobial agent in process water for 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 submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment, dated July 9, 2012.
 
Prepared by     __________________________________________Date: July 25, 2012
Leah D. Proffitt
Biologist
Office of Food Additive Safety          
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
 
 
 
Approved by   __________________________________________Date: July 25, 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