[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 78866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32542]



Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 172

[Docket No. FDA-2011-F-0765]

Nexira; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of petition.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that 
Nexira has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulations be amended to provide for the expanded safe use of acacia 
gum (gum arabic) in food.

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, (240) 402-1282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a 
food additive petition (FAP 1A4784) has been filed by Nexira, c/o 
Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G St. NW., Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 
20001. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in 
Sec.  172.780 Acacia (gum arabic) (21 CFR 172.780), to provide for the 
expanded safe use of acacia gum (gum arabic) in food.
    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: December 5, 2011.
Dennis M. Keefe,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2011-32542 Filed 12-19-11; 8:45 am]