WASHINGTON — Lallemand, Inc., Montreal, has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of vitamin D2 bakers yeast as a dual purpose nutrient supplement and leavening agent or dough relaxer in yeast-containing baked products, according to a Dec. 17 notice in the Federal Register.

The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in part 172 "Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption" in the Code of Federal Regulations. Neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required because the action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment, according to the Food and Drug Administration.