Notice of a Public Hearing for Comment on a Request for a Safe Use Determination for Fumonisin B1 in Corn Snack Food Products - Extension of Public Comment Period

On January 11, 2008, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2008, No. 2-Z) announcing a public hearing on March 11, 2008 to consider a safe use determination (SUD) for the consumption of corn snack food products.  The request was made pursuant to section 12204 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 22, Cal. Code of Regs.).  The basis for the request is that exposure to fumonisin B1 via consumption of corn snack foods is not an “exposure” subject to the warning requirements of Proposition 65 where it can be shown that the chemical in the food is “naturally occurring” as defined in Title 22, Cal. Code of Regs., section 12501.  This SUD request is limited to exposures to fumonisin B1 only.  

OEHHA has received a request to extend the comment period to allow for the submission of information related to issues identified by OEHHA for discussion at the hearing, and any additional issues that may be raised during the public comment period or at the hearing.  OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2008. 

Written comments, along with supporting information, may be submitted in triplicate to:

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Street Address:  1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax No.:  (916) 323-8803
Telephone:  (916) 445-6900
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