FDA is Revoking Food Additive Approval for the Use of Perchlorate in Sealing Gaskets for Food Containers Because its Use Has Been Abandoned

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending the food additive regulations to revoke the use of potassium perchlorate as a component in sealing gaskets for food containers, such as those used in the lids of glass containers, because industry has abandoned this use.

The FDA is taking this action in response to a food additive petition filed by the Society of the Plastics Industry, which provided sufficient information to support its claim that the use of this compound has been abandoned by industry. FDA’s action means that use of potassium perchlorate covered by the regulation in in 21 CFR 177.1210 is no longer authorized.

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