[Federal Register: November 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 229)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2004F-0455]

 
Sterigenics International, 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 
Sterigenics International, Inc., has filed a petition proposing that 
the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 
ionizing radiation in the production of shelf stable foods, including 
multiple ingredient shelf stable foods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lane A. Highbarger, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-255), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-1204.

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 3M4744) has been filed by Sterigenics 
International, Inc., P.O. Box 17349, Memphis, TN 31817-0349. The 
petition proposes that the food additive regulations in part 179 
Irradiation in the Production, Processing and Handling of Food (21 CFR 
179) be amended to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation in 
the production of fully cooked shelf stable foods, including fully 
cooked multiple ingredient shelf stable foods, where the absorbed dose 
required to cause a 12-log reduction in Clostridium botulinum has been 
established.
    The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(j) that this action is 
of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental 
assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

    Dated: October 28, 2004.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Deputy Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 04-26334 Filed 11-29-04; 8:45 am]

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