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GRN No. 62

Chlorine dioxide generated from particles (<30μm) composed of sodium polyphosphate, magnesium sulfate, sodium silicate and sodium chlorite that are incorporated into low density polyethylene (LDPE) food-packaging films, at levels not exceeding 17.5 micrograms chlorite/in2 of finished package film.

Intended Use: Use for packaging meats, poultry and seafood that will be cooked prior to being consumed, and for packaging fresh fruits and vegetables and foods in transit or storage from producers to processors, or institutional users, that will be washed with a potable water rinse and further processed before being consumed, to extend the shelf life and extend the freshness of the contained foods; Use for fresh pasta products that will be cooked prior to being consumed, and for prepared dough products that will be baked, or otherwise cooked, prior to being consumed
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Bernard Technologies, Inc.
Notifier Address: 919 North Michigan Avenue; Chicago, IL 60611
Date of filing: Dec 4, 2000
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 62 part 1 (in PDF) (20.8 MB)
  Part 2: GRN 62 part 2 with amendments (in PDF) (20.4 MB)
Date of closure: Jun 19, 2001
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions (additional correspondence available)
Additional correspondence: Aug 20, 2003
Additional correspondence about intended uses