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GRN No. 228

Substance: Sodium nitrite embedded on one side of a food packaging film at a maximum level of 113 milligrams per square meter
Intended Use: Use in maintaining the characteristic color of raw ground beef and raw whole muscle cuts of beef when vacuum packaged in the film
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Bemis Company, Inc
One Neenah Center, 4th floor, P.O. Box 669, Neenah, WI 54957
Date of filing: Jul 10, 2007
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 228 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jul 26, 2010
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions (additional correspondence available)
Additional correspondence: Additional correspondence about intended use: May 31, 2011