[Federal Register: October 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 201)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2003F-0471]

 
T&R Chemicals, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that T&R 
Chemicals, Inc., has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of glycerol ester of 
gum rosin to adjust the density of citrus oils used in the preparation 
of beverages.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence W. Murray, III, Center for 
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 
202-418-3601.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (sec. 409 (b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))) notice is given that a food 
additive petition (FAP 3A4749) has been filed by T&R Chemicals, Inc., 
c/o The Environ Health Sciences Institute, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., suite 
300, Arlington, VA 22203. The petition proposes to amend the food 
additive regulations in Part 172 Food Additives Permitted for Direct 
Addition to Food for Human Consumption (21 CFR part 172) to provide for 
the safe use of glycerol ester of gum rosin to adjust the density of 
citrus oils used in the preparation of beverages. The agency has 
determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) that this action is of a type that 
does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the 
human environment. Therefore,

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neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact 
statement is required.

    Dated: September 25, 2003.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Deputy Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 03-26267 Filed 10-16-03; 8:45 am]

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