Petitions Currently Held in Abeyance

March 2015

The petitions listed below are being held in abeyance by FDA. The abeyance category includes petitions that were filed and were found, after review by the Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), to be deficient. OFAS will not actively work on petitions in abeyance. When all the information required to address the deficiency or deficiencies is provided, a petition will be refiled and assigned a new filing date.

This list is current as of March 26, 2015, and, therefore, does not reflect any change in status of the listed petitions and does not show any new petitions requested by the petitioner to be placed in abeyance after that date.

Biocompatibles UK Ltd.CAP 0C0288 Use of C.I. Reactive Blue No. 4 [2-anthracenesulfonic acid, 1-amino-4-(3-((4,6-dichloro-s-triazin-2-yl)amino)-4-sulfoanilino)-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo,disodium salt] (CAS Reg. No. 4499–01–8) reacted with polyvinyl alcohol as a color additive in vascular embolization devices.
U S Department of CommerceFAP 1A2671 Sodium nitrite in white fish
Abbott LaboratoriesFAP 2A3672 Cyclamate (cyclamic acid, calcium cyclamate, and sodium cyclamate)
Gruma Corporation, Spina Bifida Association, March of Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National Council of La RazaFAP 2A4796 To amend the food additive regulations in 21 CFR 172.345 to provide for the safe use of folic acid in corn masa flour
American Meat InstituteFAP 2B4312 Single-use rubber threads used in the processing and packaging of foods, including meat and poultry
Steris CorpFAP 2M4741 Approved sources of gamma rays from sealed units of the radionuclides cobalt-60 or cesium-137 to reduce microorganisms on dietary supplements and nutritional function foods
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.FAP 8A4772 Use of cassia gum as a stabilizer in frozen dairy desserts and to improve texture and water retention in cheeses, meat and poultry products
Casa de Mesquite, LLCFAP 4M4807 Use of ionizing radiation to treat mesquite bean flour
Grocery Manufacturers Association (formerly National Food Processors Assn.)FAP 9M4697 Use of ionizing radiation on certain refrigerated, frozen or dried meat, poultry, fruit or vegetable products
Devro, Inc & Teepak, IncGRP 2G0280 Glutaraldehyde-crosslinking agent in manufacture of edible collagen sausage casings (formerly FAP 1A3566 AND GRP 0G0267)


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