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Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000442

CFSAN/Office of Food Additive Safety

February 14, 2013

Nga Tran, Dr.PH, MPH
Exponent
1150 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Re: GRAS Notice No. GRN 000442

Dear Dr. Tran:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responding to the notice, dated August 14, 2012, that you submitted on behalf of ConAgra Foods, Inc. in accordance with the agency’s proposed regulation, proposed 21 CFR 170.36 (62 FR 18938; April 17, 1997; Substances Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS); the GRAS proposal). FDA received the notice on August 15, 2012 filed it on August 28, 2012, and designated it as GRAS Notice No. GRN 000442.

The subject of the notice is volatile oil of mustard (white). The notice informs FDA of the view of ConAgra Foods, Inc. that volatile oil of mustard (white) is GRAS, through scientific procedures, for use as an antimicrobial in non-carbonated beverages, ketchup, sauces and gravies, and egg substitutes.

In an email dated January 3, 2013, you asked that FDA cease to evaluate your notice. Given your request, we ceased to evaluate your GRAS notice, effective January 3, 2013, the date that we received your message.

In accordance with proposed 21 CFR 170.36(f), a copy of the text of this letter responding to GRN 000442, as well as a copy of the information in this notice that conforms to the information in the GRAS exemption claim (proposed 21 CFR 170.36(c)(1)), is available for public review and copying at http://www.fda.gov/grasnoticeinventory.

Sincerely,

Antonia Mattia, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition