[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 42 (Friday, March 1, 1996)]
[Page 8066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-4713]


[Docket No. 90F-0071]

Ciba-Geigy Corp.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 
withdrawal, without prejudice to future filing, of a food additive 
petition (FAP 9B4162), filed by Ciba-Geigy Corp. proposing that the 
food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 
ethanediyl)azo]]bis[4-chloro-N-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)benzamide] as a 
colorant for food-contact polymers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hortense S. Macon, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-216), Food and Drug Administration, 
200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3086.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a notice published in the Federal 
Register of March 16, 1990 (55 FR 9975), FDA announced that a food 
additive petition (FAP 9B4162) had been filed by Ciba-Geigy Corp., 
Seven Skyline Dr., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2188 (currently, c/o 1001 G St. 
NW., suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001. The petition proposed to 
amend the food additive regulations in Sec. 178.3297 Colorants for 
polymers (21 CFR 178.3297) to provide for the safe use of 3,3'-[(2-
ethanediyl)azo]]bis[4-chloro-N-(3-chloro 2-methylphenyl)benzamide] as a 
colorant for food-contact polymers. Ciba-Geigy Corp. has now withdrawn 
the petition without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7).

    Dated: February 9, 1996.
Alan M. Rulis,
Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 96-4713 Filed 2-29-96; 8:45 am]