[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 238 (Monday, December 13, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 69538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-32100]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 96F-0293]


Avecia Inc.; Withdrawal 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 the 
withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive 
petition (FAP 6B4516) proposing that the food additive regulations be 
amended to provide for the safe use of 2-methyl-4,5-trimethylene-4-
isothiazolin-3-one as a preservative for paper and paperboard coatings 
used in contact with food.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vir D. Anand, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-215), Food and Drug Administration, 200 C 
St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3081.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a notice published in the Federal 
Register of August 27, 1996 (61 FR 44067), FDA announced that a food 
additive petition (FAP 6B4516) had been filed by Zeneca Inc., 
Foulkstone 1405, 2d, 1800 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19850-5457. The 
petition proposed to amend the food additive regulations in 
Sec. 176.170 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous 
and fatty foods (21 CFR 176.170) to provide for the safe use of 2-
methyl-4,5-trimethylene-4-isothiazolin-3-one as a preservative for 
paper and paperboard coatings used in contact with food. Since 
publication of the filing notice, Zeneca Inc.'s, specialty chemicals 
group has been spun-off to form a new company, Avecia Inc., 1405 Foulk 
Rd., Wilmington, DE 19850-5457. Avecia Inc., has now withdrawn the 
petition without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7).

    Dated: November 29, 1999.
Alan M. Rulis,
Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 99-32100 Filed 12-10-99; 8:45 am]
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