[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 71461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-33004]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 99F-5322]


United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and 
Inspection Service; 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 the 
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection 
Service has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulations be amended to increase the maximum dose of ionizing 
radiation permitted in the treatment of poultry products, include 
specific language intended to clarify the poultry products covered by 
the regulations, and remove the limitation that any packaging used 
during irradiation of poultry shall not exclude oxygen.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rudaina H. Alrefai, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-206), Food and Drug Administration, 
100 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3034.

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 9M4696) has been filed by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th 
St. SW., rm. 112, Washington, DC 20250. The petition proposes to amend 
the food additive regulations in Sec. 179.26 Ionizing radiation for the 
treatment of food (21 CFR 179.26) in item 6. of the table in paragraph 
(b) to: (1) Increase the maximum dose of ionizing radiation permitted 
in the treatment of poultry products (2) include specific language 
intended to clarify the poultry products covered by the regulations and 
(3) remove the limitation that any packaging used during irradiation of 
poultry shall not exclude oxygen.
    The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(j) 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: December 3, 1999.
Alan M. Rulis,
Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 99-33004 Filed 12-20-99; 8:45 am]
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