United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms, 5260 [E7-1761]

Download as PDF 5260 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 23 / Monday, February 5, 2007 / Notices The official grade of a lot of mangos covered by these standards will be determined by the procedures set forth in the Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, and Standards of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products (7 CFR 51.1 to 51.61). AMS is soliciting comments on the proposed revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Mangos. This notice provides for a 60-day comment period for interested parties to comment on the requested change to the standards. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: January 30, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–1760 Filed 2–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket # AMS–FV–2007–0003; FV–06–307] United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is withdrawing the notice soliciting comments on its proposal to amend the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the Agency has decided not to proceed with this action. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 5, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2185. Background At a meeting with the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable grade standards for their usefulness in serving the industry. AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms for a possible revision. The United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms were last amended July 15, 1966. On May 26, 2006, a notice requesting comments on the possible revision of the standards to allow the standards to be used for open veil types of mushrooms; include small, medium, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Feb 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 and large size classifications for open veil types of mushrooms; revise the current size classifications (small to medium and large) as well as an addition of a button and jumbo size for the closed veil types of mushrooms; and eliminate the unclassified category was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 30366) with the comment period ending July 25, 2006. Two comments were received during the official period for comment. One comment from a consumer raised a number of concerns, including establishing new standards for fungi for consumption. Another comment from a national trade association representing domestic growers, buyer/shippers and processors of mushrooms, and those who provide services to the mushroom industry did not support revising the standard, stating that there was no consensus among growers, shippers, or customers as to industry-wide terms such as button, small, medium, large, or jumbo. This comment also questioned the use of the term ‘‘open veiled’’ and whether all such varieties would be covered by the proposed standards. Developing new standards for fungi for consumption is beyond the scope of what AMS proposed. Further, given the comment concerning the lack of consensus among the industry concerning the size terminology, we believe that the standards should not be changed at this time. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the Agency has decided not to proceed with the action. Therefore, the notice published May 26, 2006, (71 FR 30366) is withdrawn. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: January 30, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–1761 Filed 2–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket # AMS–FV–2006–0204; FV–06–316] United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/ or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is withdrawing the notice soliciting comments on its PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposal to amend the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona). After reviewing and considering the comment received, the Agency has decided not to proceed with this action. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 5, 2007 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri L. Emery, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1661 South Building, STOP 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240, Fax (202) 720–8871 or call (202) 720–2185; E-mail Cheri.Emery@usda.gov. The United States Standards for Grades of Oranges and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit are available either through the address cited above or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: https:// www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ stanfrfv.htm. Background AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) for possible revisions to reflect current marketing trends. The standards were last revised in 1999. On August 25, 2006, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 50383) soliciting comments on any possible revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona). The comment period ended October 24, 2006. During that sixty-day comment period, one comment was received. A California growers’ association asked AMS not to proceed with any changes to the orange standards at this time because it was engaged in a consumer research project specific to grades and standards that will continue to run an additional two years. There were no comments concerning any revisions to the grapefruit standards. The comment is available by accessing AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: https:// www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ fpbdocketlist.htm. After reviewing and considering the comment received, the Agency has decided not to proceed with the action. Therefore, the notice published August 25, 2006, (71 FR 50383) is withdrawn. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-FV-2007-0003; FV-06-307]


United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is withdrawing the 
notice soliciting comments on its proposal to amend the voluntary 
United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms. After reviewing and 
considering the comments received, the Agency has decided not to 
proceed with this action.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 5, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 
720-2185.

Background

    At a meeting with the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory 
Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable 
grade standards for their usefulness in serving the industry. AMS had 
identified the United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms for a 
possible revision. The United States Standards for Grades of Mushrooms 
were last amended July 15, 1966.
    On May 26, 2006, a notice requesting comments on the possible 
revision of the standards to allow the standards to be used for open 
veil types of mushrooms; include small, medium, and large size 
classifications for open veil types of mushrooms; revise the current 
size classifications (small to medium and large) as well as an addition 
of a button and jumbo size for the closed veil types of mushrooms; and 
eliminate the unclassified category was published in the Federal 
Register (71 FR 30366) with the comment period ending July 25, 2006.
    Two comments were received during the official period for comment. 
One comment from a consumer raised a number of concerns, including 
establishing new standards for fungi for consumption. Another comment 
from a national trade association representing domestic growers, buyer/
shippers and processors of mushrooms, and those who provide services to 
the mushroom industry did not support revising the standard, stating 
that there was no consensus among growers, shippers, or customers as to 
industry-wide terms such as button, small, medium, large, or jumbo. 
This comment also questioned the use of the term ``open veiled'' and 
whether all such varieties would be covered by the proposed standards. 
Developing new standards for fungi for consumption is beyond the scope 
of what AMS proposed. Further, given the comment concerning the lack of 
consensus among the industry concerning the size terminology, we 
believe that the standards should not be changed at this time.
    After reviewing and considering the comments received, the Agency 
has decided not to proceed with the action. Therefore, the notice 
published May 26, 2006, (71 FR 30366) is withdrawn.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

    Dated: January 30, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-1761 Filed 2-2-07; 8:45 am]
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