[Federal Register: March 28, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 58)]
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[Page 15583]
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Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 179

[Docket No. 2003F-0088]

Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food; 

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a final 
rule that appeared in the Federal Register of December 23, 2004 (69 FR 
76844). The document amended the food additive regulations by 
establishing a new maximum permitted energy level of x rays for 
treating food of 7.5 million electron volts provided the x rays are 
generated from machine sources that use tantalum or gold as the target 
material, with no change in the maximum permitted dose levels or uses 
currently permitted by FDA's food additive regulations. The document 
was published with two errors in the preamble section. This document 
corrects those errors.

DATES: Effective December 23, 2004.

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, 301-436-1282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 04-28043, appearing on page 76844 
in the Federal Register of Thursday, December 23, 2004, the following 
corrections are made:
    1. On page 76844, in the second column, under ``I. Introduction,'' 
the second sentence is corrected to read: ``Since the publication of 
the notice, IBA Guardion, a division of IBA responsible for this 
petition, has been sold to PPM Ventures, which subsequently changed the 
name of this division to Sterigenics International, Inc., 2015 Spring 
Rd., suite 650, Oak Brook, IL 60523.''
    2. On page 76846, in the third column, under ``VIII. References,'' 
the citation for reference 2 is corrected to read ``Gregoire, O., 
Cleland, M. R., Mittendorfer, J., et al., ``Radiological Safety of Food 
Irradiation With High Energy X-Rays: Theoretical Expectations and 
Experimental Evidence,'' Radiation Physics and Chemistry, vol. 67, pp. 
169-183, 2003.''

    Dated: March 18, 2005.
Leslye M. Fraser,
Director, Office of Regulations and Policy, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 05-6024 Filed 3-25-05; 8:45 am]