[Federal Register: February 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 33)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2004F-0066]

 
zuChem, 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 
zuChem, Inc. has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulations be amended to permit the manufacture of mannitol by 
fermentation of sugars such as fructose, glucose, or maltose by the 
action of the microorganism Lactobacillus intermedius (fermentum).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Johnston, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 202-418-3423.

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 4A4754) has been filed by zuChem Inc., c/o 
Hyman, Phelps and McNamara, P.C., 700 Thirteenth St. NW., Washington, 
DC 20005. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations 
in Sec.  180.25 Mannitol (21 CFR 180.25) to permit the manufacture of 
mannitol by fermentation of sugars such as fructose, glucose, or 
maltose by the action of the microorganism Lactobacillus intermedius 
(fermentum).
    The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(r) 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: February 9, 2004.
George H. Pauli,
Acting Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 04-3558 Filed 2-18-04; 8:45 am]

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