[Federal Register: February 17, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 32)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 1983G-0318]

 
Kerry, Inc.; Withdrawal of Generally Recognized as Safe 
Affirmation 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 generally 
recognized as safe (GRAS) affirmation petition (GRASP 3G0287) proposing 
that the use of gum acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a 
maximum level of 20 percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) is 
GRAS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mical Honigfort, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-1278.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a notice published in the Federal 
Register of October 13, 1983 (48 FR 46626), FDA announced that a 
petition (GRASP 3G0287) had been filed by Beatrice Foods Co., c/o 135 
South LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60603 (now Kerry, Inc., c/o Bell, Boyd, and 
Lloyd, LLC, Three First National Plaza, 70 West Madison St., suite 
3300, Chicago, IL 60602). This petition proposed to amend Sec.  
184.1330 Acacia (gum arabic) (21 CFR 184.1330) to affirm the use of gum 
acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a maximum level of 20 
percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) as GRAS.
    Kerry, Inc. has now withdrawn the petition without prejudice to a 
future filing (21 CFR 171.7).

    Dated: January 28, 2005.
Leslye M. Fraser,
Director, Office of Regulations and Policy, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 05-3024 Filed 2-16-05; 8:45 am]

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