[Federal Register: February 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 24)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 1998F-0716]

 
Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.; Withdrawal 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 the 
withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive 
petition (FAP 8B4619) proposing that the food additive regulations be 
amended to provide for the expanded safe use of a polyester-
polyurethane resin-acid dianhydride adhesive in retortable pouches for 
use in contact with fatty food.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hepp, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition (HFS-275), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint 
Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3858, 202-418-3098.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a notice published in the Federal 
Register of August 31, 1998 (63 FR 46226), FDA announced that a food 
additive petition (FAP 8B4619) had been filed by Dainippon Ink and 
Chemicals, Inc., c/o Center for Regulatory Services, 2347 Paddock Lane, 
Reston, VA 20191. The petition proposed to amend the food additive 
regulations in Sec. 177.1390 Laminate structures for use at 
temperatures of 250 F and above (21 CFR 177.1390) to 
provide for the expanded safe use of a polyester-polyurethane resin-
acid dianhydride adhesive in retortable pouches for use in contact with 
fatty food. Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc., has now withdrawn the 
petition without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7).

    Dated: January 9, 2004.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Acting Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 04-2313 Filed 2-4-04; 8:45 am]

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