[Federal Register: April 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 73)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2005F-0138]

 
Kareem I. Batarseh; 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 
Kareem I. Batarseh has filed a petition proposing that the food 
additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of a 
mixture of hydrogen peroxide, silver nitrate, phosphoric acid, tartaric 
acid, glutamic acid, and sodium tripolyphosphate as an antimicrobial 
agent in bottled drinking water.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mical E. Honigfort, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-1278.

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 5A4759) has been filed by Kareem I. 
Batarseh, P.O. Box 8, College Park, MD 20741-0008. The petition 
proposes to amend the food additive regulations in part 172 Food 
Additives Permitted For Direct Addition To Food For Human Consumption 
(21 CFR part 172) to provide for the safe use of a mixture of hydrogen 
peroxide, silver nitrate, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, glutamic 
acid, and sodium tripolyphosphate as an antimicrobial agent in bottled 
drinking water.
    The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) 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: April 1, 2005.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 05-7727 Filed 4-15-05; 8:45 am]

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