Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Food Labeling Regulations, 79461-79465 [2013-31215]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH, and currently at the Institute of Infectious Diseases, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonqing, China, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by intramural research at NHLBI, NIH. The questioned research involves a Western blot analysis of IgM and IgG antibodies from Chinese subjects in patients with non-A–E hepatitis and control subjects to test reactivity towards a newly discovered virus. Analysis of Figure 6 of the published paper and Figure S4 of the online supplemental information identified thirteen pairs of Western blot bands which had a common origin yet were labeled as from different subjects and usually as detecting a different class of immunoglobulin. Specifically the following pairs were shown to match using forensically useful tools in Photoshop. Each represent a falsification in one or both of the figures as indicated in the table: Located in: A1 IgM/F1 IgG ........... B6 IgM/E1 IgM .......... D7 IgM/A11 IgG ........ G3 IgM/H4 IgG .......... H9 IgM/F4 IgG ........... A4 IgM/E2 IgG ........... A5 IgM/B9 IgM .......... C9 IgG/C6 IgM .......... D11 IgM/H11 IgG ...... D5 IgM/A1 IgG .......... A10 1gM/F7 IgG ........ C11 1gM/E9 IgG ....... F3 IgG/E9 IgM ........... maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Identity of strips Fig. 6 & Fig. S4. Fig. 6 & Fig. S4. Fig. 6 & Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. S4. Fig. 6. F3 in S4/E9 in Fig. 6. The Respondent agreed to correction of Figures 6 and S4 of the PNAS paper. Dr. Xu has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and has voluntarily agreed for a period of three (3) years, beginning on December 6, 2013: (1) That prior to the submission of an application for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) support (including NIH support) for a research project on which the Respondent’s participation is proposed, and prior to Respondent’s participation in any capacity on PHSsupported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of her duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of Respondent’s research contribution; Respondent agrees that she shall not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agrees to maintain VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 responsibility for compliance with the agreed-upon supervision plan; (2) That any institution employing her shall submit, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHSsupported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived, that the data procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript, or abstract, and that the text in such submission is her own or properly cites the source of copied language and ideas; and (3) To exclude herself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. David E. Wright, Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. 2013–31160 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–1155] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Food Labeling Regulations AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–7285, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79461 comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910–0381. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50–400B, Rockville, MD 20850, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. Food Labeling Regulations—21 CFR Parts 101, 102, 104, and 105 (OMB Control Number 0910–0381)—Revision to Include Collections Previously Approved By OMB, But Currently in Use Without Approval Our food labeling regulations require food producers to disclose to consumers and others specific information about themselves or their products on the label or labeling of their products. Related regulations require that food producers retain records establishing the basis for the information contained in the label or labeling of their products and provide those records to regulatory officials. Finally, certain regulations provide for the submission of food labeling petitions to us. We issued our food labeling regulations under parts 101, 102, 104, and 105 (21 CFR parts 101, 102, 104, and 105) under the authority of sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) (15 U.S.C. 1453, 1454, and 1455) and sections 201, 301, 402, 403, 409, 411, 701, and 721 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 342, 343, 348, 350, 371, and 379e). Most of these regulations derive from section 403 of the FD&C Act, which provides that a food product shall be deemed to be misbranded if, among other things, its label or labeling fails to bear certain required information concerning the food product, is false or misleading in any particular, or bears certain types of unauthorized claims. The disclosure requirements and other collections of information in the regulations in parts 101, 102, 104, and 105 are necessary to ensure that food products produced or sold in the United States are in compliance with the labeling provisions of the FD&C Act and FPLA. Upon review of the information collection requests supporting these food labeling regulations, FDA found that the third-party disclosure burdens associated with the requirements found in §§ 101.9(c)(2)(ii) and 101.36(b)(2) to E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 79462 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices declare the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food, and with the voluntary declaration of the quantitative amount and the percent of Daily Value of a dietary ingredient on a ‘‘per day’’ basis in addition to the required ‘‘per serving’’ basis are in use without current OMB approval. These collections of information were previously approved by OMB under control numbers 0910– 0595 and 0910–0395 respectively; however, the approval period for these collections has expired. To remedy this oversight, to most appropriately streamline these information collections, and to eliminate redundancy in its information collection requests, we seek to revise the instant collection to include these third-party disclosure elements and have included them in the burden estimates and discussion in this document in support of our approval request for OMB control number 0910–0381. Section 101.3 of our food labeling regulations requires that the label of a food product in packaged form bear a statement of identity (i.e., the name of the product), including, as appropriate, the form of the food or the name of the food imitated. Section 101.4 prescribes requirements for the declaration of ingredients on the label or labeling of food products in packaged form. Section 101.5 requires that the label of a food product in packaged form specify the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor and, if the food producer is not the manufacturer of the food product, its connection with the food product. Section 101.9 requires that nutrition information be provided for all food products intended for human consumption and offered for sale, unless an exemption in § 101.9(j) applies to the product. In particular, § 101.9(c)(2)(ii) requires that the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food must be declared on the nutrition label on a separate line immediately under the line for the declaration of saturated fat. Section 101.9(g)(9) provides that interested parties may submit to us requests for alternative approaches to nutrition labeling requirements. Finally, § 101.9(j)(18) provides that firms claiming the small business exemption from nutrition labeling must submit notice to us supporting their claim exemption. We developed Form FDA 3570 to assist small businesses in claiming the small business exemption from nutrition labeling. The form contains all the elements required by § 101.9(j)(18). Section 101.10 requires that restaurants provide nutrition information, upon request, for any food VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 or meal for which a nutrient content claim or health claim is made. Section 101.12(b) provides the reference amount that is used for determining the serving sizes for specific products, including baking powder, baking soda, and pectin. Section 101.12(e) provides that a manufacturer that adjusts the reference amount customarily consumed (RACC) of an aerated food for the difference in density of the aerated food relative to the density of the appropriate nonaerated reference food must be prepared to show us detailed protocols and records of all data that were used to determine the density-adjusted RACC. Section 101.12(g) requires that the label or labeling of a food product disclose the serving size that is the basis for a claim made for the product if the serving size on which the claim is based differs from the RACC. Section 101.12(h) provides for the submission of petitions requesting that we change the reference amounts defined by regulation. Section 101.13 requires that nutrition information be provided in accordance with § 101.9 for any food product for which a nutrient content claim is made. Under some circumstances, § 101.13 also requires the disclosure of other types of information as a condition for the use of a nutrient content claim. For example, under § 101.13(j), if the claim compares the level of a nutrient in the food with the level of the same nutrient in another ‘‘reference’’ food, the claim must also disclose the identity of the reference food, the amount of the nutrient in each food, and the percentage or fractional amount by which the amount of the nutrient in the labeled food differs from the amount of the nutrient in the reference food. It also requires that when this comparison is based on an average of food products, this information must be provided to consumers or regulatory officials upon request. Section 101.13(q)(5) requires that restaurants document and provide to appropriate regulatory officials, upon request, the basis for any nutrient content claims they have made for the foods they sell. Section 101.14(d)(2) and (d)(3) provides for the disclosure of nutrition information in accordance with § 101.9 and, under some circumstances, certain other information as a condition for making a health claim for a food product. Section 101.15 provides that, if the label of a food product contains any representation in a foreign language, all words, statements, and other information required by or under authority of the FD&C Act to appear on the label must appear in both the foreign language and in English. Section 101.22 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contains labeling requirements for the disclosure of spices, flavorings, colorings, and chemical preservatives in food products. Section 101.22(i)(4) sets forth disclosure and recordkeeping requirements pertaining to certifications for flavors designated as containing no artificial flavors. Section 101.30 specifies the conditions under which a beverage that purports to contain any fruit or vegetable juice must declare the percentage of juice present in the beverage and the manner in which the declaration is to be made. Section 101.36 requires that nutrition information be provided for dietary supplements offered for sale, unless an exemption in § 101.36(h) applies. In particular, § 101.36(b)(2) requires that the amount of trans fatty acids present in dietary supplements must be declared on the nutrition label on a separate line immediately under the line for the declaration of saturated fat. Section 101.36(e) permits the voluntary declaration of the quantitative amount and the percent of Daily Value of a dietary ingredient on a ‘‘per day’’ basis in addition to the required ‘‘per serving’’ basis, if a dietary supplement label recommends that the dietary supplement be consumed more than once per day. Section 101.36(f)(2) crossreferences the provisions in § 101.9(g)(9) for the submission to us of requests for alternative approaches to nutrition labeling requirements. Also, § 101.36(h)(2) cross-references the provisions in § 101.9(j)(18) for the submission of small business exemption notices. As noted previously, we developed Form FDA 3570 to assist small businesses in claiming the small business exemption from nutrition labeling. The form contains all the elements required by § 101.36(h)(2). Section 101.42 requests that food retailers voluntarily provide nutrition information for raw fruit, vegetables, and fish at the point of purchase and § 101.45 contains guidelines for providing such information. Also, § 101.45(c) provides for the submission to us of nutrient databases and proposed nutrition labeling values for raw fruit, vegetables, and fish for review and approval. Sections 101.54, 101.56, 101.60, 101.61, and 101.62 specify information that must be disclosed as a condition for making particular nutrient content claims. Section 101.67 provides for the use of nutrient content claims for butter, and cross-references requirements in other regulations for information declaration (§ 101.4) and disclosure of information concerning performance characteristics (§ 101.13(d)). Section 101.69 provides for the submission of a E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79463 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices petition requesting that we authorize a particular nutrient content claim by regulation. Section 101.70 provides for the submission of a petition requesting that we authorize a particular health claim by regulation. Section 101.77(c)(2)(ii)(D) requires the disclosure of soluble fiber per serving in the nutrition labeling of a food bearing a health claim about the relationship between soluble fiber and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Section 101.79(c)(2)(iv) requires the disclosure of the amount of folate in the nutrition label of a food bearing a health claim about the relationship between folate and a reduced risk of neural tube defects. Section 101.100(d) provides that any agreement that forms the basis for an exemption from the labeling requirements of section 403(c), (e), (g), (h), (i), (k), and (q) of the FD&C Act be in writing and that a copy of the agreement be made available to us upon request. Section 101.100 also contains reporting and disclosure requirements as conditions for claiming certain labeling exemptions (e.g., 101.100(h)). Section 101.105 specifies requirements for the declaration of the net quantity of contents on the label of a food in packaged form and prescribes conditions under which a food whose label does not accurately reflect the actual quantity of contents may be sold, with appropriate disclosures, to an institution operated by a Federal, State or local government. Section 101.108 provides for the submission to us of a written proposal requesting a temporary exemption from certain requirements of §§ 101.9 and 105.66 for the purpose of conducting food labeling experiments with our authorization. Regulations in part 102 define the information that must be included as part of the statement of identity for particular foods and prescribe related labeling requirements for some of these foods. For example, § 102.22 requires that the name of a protein hydrolysate will include the identity of the food source from which the protein was derived. Part 104, which pertains to nutritional quality guidelines for foods, crossreferences several labeling provisions in part 101 but contains no separate information collection requirements. Part 105 contains special labeling requirements for hypoallergenic foods, infant foods, and certain foods represented as useful in reducing or maintaining body weight. The purpose of our food labeling requirements is to allow consumers to be knowledgeable about the foods they purchase. Nutrition labeling provides information for use by consumers in selecting a nutritious diet. Other information enables a consumer to comparison shop. Ingredient information also enables consumers to avoid substances to which they may be sensitive. Petitions or other requests submitted to us provide the basis for us to permit new labeling statements or to grant exemptions from certain labeling requirements. Recordkeeping requirements enable us to monitor the basis upon which certain label statements are made for food products and whether those statements are in compliance with the requirements of the FD&C Act or FPLA. Description of Respondents: Respondents to this information collection are manufacturers, packers, and distributors of food products. Because of the existence of exemptions and exceptions, not all of the requirements apply to all food producers or to all of their products. Some of the regulations affect food retailers, such as supermarkets and restaurants. In the Federal Register of November 1, 2013 (78 FR 65663), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. Several comments were received in response to the notice. Many were generally supportive of the necessity of our food labeling regulations. Other comments were beyond the scope of the four collections of information topics on which the notice solicits comments and will therefore not be discussed in this document. A number of comments referenced our Federal Register notice published on November 8, 2013 (78 FR 67169) (‘‘the November 8, 2013, notice’’), announcing the tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer ‘‘generally recognized as safe’’ (GRAS). Some comments supported this determination while others opposed it. Supportive comments suggested that labels should be placed on food packaging warning consumers of the negative health effects of the trans fatty acid component of PHOs. FDA notes that it does not require warning labels on food containing trans fatty acid, but we agree that trans fatty acid content should be provided in the nutrition labeling of food. In the Federal Register of July 11, 2003 (68 FR 41434), we issued a final rule (‘‘the July 2003 final rule’’) amending our nutrition labeling regulations to require declaration of the trans fatty acid content of food in the nutrition label of conventional foods and dietary supplements (§ 101.9(c)(2)(ii)). This requirement was effective January 1, 2006. The November 8, 2013, notice seeks comments on our preliminary determination that PHOs are not GRAS and we have submitted comments relevant to this topic to that docket as well. If FDA makes a final determination that PHOs are not GRAS, the food industry would be required to phase out the use of PHOs in food over time, not place warning labels on their food products. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE BURDEN 1 Number of respondents maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21 CFR section 101.3, 101.22, 102, and 104; statement of identity labeling requirements ........................................................... 101.4, 101.22, 101.100, 102, 104, and 105; ingredient labeling requirements ................................................... 101.5; requirement to specify the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor and, if the food producer is not the manufacturer of the food product, its connection with the food product 101.9, 101.13(n), 101.14(d)(3), 101.62, and 104; labeling requirements for disclosure of nutrition information 101.9(g)(9) and 101.36(f)(2); alternative means of compliance permitted .......................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Number of disclosures per respondent Total annual disclosures Average burden per disclosure Total hours 25,000 1.03 25,750 0.5 12,875 25,000 1.03 25,750 1 25,750 25,000 1.03 25,750 0.25 25,000 1.03 25,750 4 103,000 12 4 48 12 Fmt 4703 1 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 6,438 79464 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE BURDEN 1—Continued 101.10; requirements for nutrition labeling of restaurant foods ............................................................................. 101.12(b); RACC for baking powder, baking soda, and pectin ............................................................................ 101.12(e); adjustment to the RACC of an aerated food permitted ....................................................................... 101.12(g); requirement to disclose the serving size that is the basis for a claim made for the product if the serving size on which the claim is based differs from the RACC ..................................................................... 101.13(d)(1) and 101.67; requirements to disclose nutrition information for any food product for which a nutrient content claim is made ............................................ 101.13(j)(2), 101.13(k), 101.54, 101.56, 101.60, 101.61, and 101.62; additional disclosure required if the nutrient content claim compares the level of a nutrient in one food with the level of the same nutrient in another food ..................................................................... 101.13(q)(5); requirement that restaurants disclose the basis for nutrient content claims made for their food .. 101.14(d)(2); general requirements for disclosure of nutrition information related to health claims for food products ........................................................................ 101.15; requirements pertaining to prominence of required statements and use of foreign language .......... 101.22(i)(4); supplier certifications for flavors designated as containing no artificial flavors .................................. 101.30 and 102.33; labeling requirements for fruit or vegetable juice beverages ........................................... 101.36; nutrition labeling of dietary supplements ............ 101.42 and 101.45; nutrition labeling of raw fruits, vegetables, and fish ............................................................. 101.45(c); databases of nutrient values for raw fruits, vegetables, and fish ..................................................... 101.79(c)(2)(i)(D); disclosure requirements for food labels that contain a folate/neural tube defect health claim ............................................................................. 101.79(c)(2)(iv); disclosure of amount of folate for food labels that contain a folate/neural tube defect health claim ............................................................................. 101.100(d); disclosure of agreements that form the basis for exemption from the labeling requirements of section 403(c), (e), (g), (h), (i), (k), and (q) of the FD&C Act ..................................................................... 101.105 and 101.100(h); disclosure requirements for food not accurately labeled for quantity of contents and for claiming certain labeling exemptions ............... Total .......................................................................... 1 There Number of disclosures per respondent Number of respondents 21 CFR section Total annual disclosures Average burden per disclosure 0.25 Total hours 300,000 1.5 450,000 112,500 29 2.3 67 1 67 25 1 25 1 25 5,000 1 5,000 1 5,000 200 1 200 1 200 5,000 1 5,000 1 5,000 300,000 1.5 450,000 0.75 337,500 300,000 1.5 450,000 0.75 337,500 160 10 1,600 8 12,800 25 1 25 1 25 1,500 300 5 40 7,500 12,000 1,000 1 1,000 5 4 20 1,000 1 1,000 0.25 250 100 1 100 0.25 25 1,000 1 1,000 25,000 1.03 1 4.025 0.5 4 500 80 1 25,750 7,500 48,300 1,000 0.5 12,875 1,029,258 are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1 Number of recordkeepers maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21 CFR section Number of records per recordkeeper 25 1 101.12(e); recordkeeping to document the basis for density-adjusted RACC ................................................ 101.13(q)(5); recordkeeping to document the basis for nutrient content claims ................................................. 101.14(d)(2); recordkeeping to document nutrition information related to health claims for food products ....... 101.22(i)(4); recordkeeping to document supplier certifications for flavors designated as containing no artificial flavors .................................................................... 101.100(d)(2); recordkeeping pertaining to agreements that form the basis for an exemption from the labeling requirements of section 403(c), (e), (g), (h), (i), (k), and (q) of the FD&C Act .............................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Total annual records Average burden per recordkeeping 25 1 Total hours 25 300,000 1.5 450,000 0.75 337,500 300,000 1.5 450,000 0.75 337,500 25 1 25 1 25 1,000 1 1,000 1 1,000 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79465 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1—Continued Number of recordkeepers 21 CFR section Number of records per recordkeeper 100 1 101.105(t); recordkeeping pertaining to disclosure requirements for food not accurately labeled for quantity of contents .................................................................... Total .......................................................................... 1 There Average burden per recordkeeping Total annual records 100 Total hours 1 100 676,150 are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. TABLE 3—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 1 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents 21 CFR Section/Form No. 101.9(j)(18) and 101.36(h)(2); procedure for small business nutrition labeling exemption notice using Form FDA 3570 ......................................................................... 101.12(h); petitions to establish or amend a RACC ........... 101.69; petitions for nutrient content claims ........................ 101.70; petitions for health claims ....................................... 101.108; written proposal for requesting temporary exemptions from certain regulations for the purpose of conducting food labeling experiments ................................... Average burden per response Total annual responses Total hours 10,000 5 3 5 1 1 1 1 10,000 5 3 5 8 80 25 80 80,000 400 75 400 1 1 1 40 40 Total .............................................................................. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 There 80,915 are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. The estimated annual third-party disclosure, recordkeeping, and reporting burdens are based on our communications with industry and our knowledge of and experience with food labeling and the submission of petitions and requests to us. As noted, we are revising this collection to include previously approved third-party disclosure burdens associated with the requirement to declare the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food, including dietary supplements. The third-party disclosure burden hours formerly associated with OMB control number 0910–0515 (collection entitled, ‘‘Food Labeling: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling’’) are represented by the citation to § 101.9 on line 4 of table 1 and the citation to § 101.36 on line 17 of table 1. For this revision, we have not added burden hours to line 4 or line 17 of table 1 because, based on our experience with food labeling, the 4 hours estimated for meeting the labeling requirements of § 101.9 and the 4 hours estimated for meeting the labeling requirements of § 101.36 are appropriate estimates of the total time it takes a respondent to meet our requirements for nutrition labeling in §§ 101.9 and 101.36. We are also revising this collection to include previously approved third-party disclosure burdens associated with the voluntary declaration of the quantitative amount and the percent of Daily Value VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 of a dietary ingredient on a ‘‘per day’’ basis in addition to the required ‘‘per serving’’ basis. The third-party disclosure burden hours formerly associated with OMB control number 0910–0395 (collection entitled, ‘‘Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Dietary Supplements on a ‘Per Day’ Basis’’) are represented by the citation to § 101.36 on line 17 of Table 1 and the addition of 300 hours to our previous estimate of 48,000 hours. For this revision, we added 300 burden hours to line 17 of table 1 because voluntary labeling on a ‘‘per day’’ basis is in addition to the required ‘‘per serving’’ basis. We estimate that ‘‘per day’’ information would generally be placed on, at most, 10 percent of the estimated 12,000 disclosures, for a total of 1,200 annual disclosures, and that a respondent will spend 15 minutes (0.25 hours) per disclosure, for a total of 300 hours. Thus, the total estimated burden on line 17 of table 1 is 48,300 hours and average burden per disclosure on line 17 of table 1 has been increased from 4.0 to 4.025 hours, to represent an averaging of the burden hours across all of the estimated 12,000 disclosures. We expect that the burden hours for submissions under § 101.108 will be insignificant. Section 101.108 was originally issued to provide a procedure whereby we could grant exemptions from certain food labeling requirements. Exemption petitions have infrequently been submitted in the recent past; none PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 have been submitted since publication on January 6, 1993, of the final regulations implementing section 403(q) and (r) of the FD&C Act. Thus, in order to maintain OMB approval of § 101.108 to accommodate the possibility that a food producer may propose to conduct a labeling experiment on its own initiative, we estimate that we will receive one or fewer submissions under § 101.108 in the next 3 years. Dated: December 23, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1155]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office 
of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Food Labeling 
Regulations

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a 
proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 
29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are 
received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, 
FAX: 202-395-7285, or emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All 
comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910-0381. 
Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of 
this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, 
Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50-400B, Rockville, 
MD 20850, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has 
submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for 
review and clearance.

Food Labeling Regulations--21 CFR Parts 101, 102, 104, and 105 (OMB 
Control Number 0910-0381)--Revision to Include Collections Previously 
Approved By OMB, But Currently in Use Without Approval

    Our food labeling regulations require food producers to disclose to 
consumers and others specific information about themselves or their 
products on the label or labeling of their products. Related 
regulations require that food producers retain records establishing the 
basis for the information contained in the label or labeling of their 
products and provide those records to regulatory officials. Finally, 
certain regulations provide for the submission of food labeling 
petitions to us. We issued our food labeling regulations under parts 
101, 102, 104, and 105 (21 CFR parts 101, 102, 104, and 105) under the 
authority of sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling 
Act (FPLA) (15 U.S.C. 1453, 1454, and 1455) and sections 201, 301, 402, 
403, 409, 411, 701, and 721 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 342, 343, 348, 350, 371, and 379e). 
Most of these regulations derive from section 403 of the FD&C Act, 
which provides that a food product shall be deemed to be misbranded if, 
among other things, its label or labeling fails to bear certain 
required information concerning the food product, is false or 
misleading in any particular, or bears certain types of unauthorized 
claims. The disclosure requirements and other collections of 
information in the regulations in parts 101, 102, 104, and 105 are 
necessary to ensure that food products produced or sold in the United 
States are in compliance with the labeling provisions of the FD&C Act 
and FPLA.
    Upon review of the information collection requests supporting these 
food labeling regulations, FDA found that the third-party disclosure 
burdens associated with the requirements found in Sec. Sec.  
101.9(c)(2)(ii) and 101.36(b)(2) to

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declare the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food, and with the 
voluntary declaration of the quantitative amount and the percent of 
Daily Value of a dietary ingredient on a ``per day'' basis in addition 
to the required ``per serving'' basis are in use without current OMB 
approval. These collections of information were previously approved by 
OMB under control numbers 0910-0595 and 0910-0395 respectively; 
however, the approval period for these collections has expired. To 
remedy this oversight, to most appropriately streamline these 
information collections, and to eliminate redundancy in its information 
collection requests, we seek to revise the instant collection to 
include these third-party disclosure elements and have included them in 
the burden estimates and discussion in this document in support of our 
approval request for OMB control number 0910-0381.
    Section 101.3 of our food labeling regulations requires that the 
label of a food product in packaged form bear a statement of identity 
(i.e., the name of the product), including, as appropriate, the form of 
the food or the name of the food imitated. Section 101.4 prescribes 
requirements for the declaration of ingredients on the label or 
labeling of food products in packaged form. Section 101.5 requires that 
the label of a food product in packaged form specify the name and place 
of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor and, if the 
food producer is not the manufacturer of the food product, its 
connection with the food product. Section 101.9 requires that nutrition 
information be provided for all food products intended for human 
consumption and offered for sale, unless an exemption in Sec.  101.9(j) 
applies to the product. In particular, Sec.  101.9(c)(2)(ii) requires 
that the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food must be declared 
on the nutrition label on a separate line immediately under the line 
for the declaration of saturated fat. Section 101.9(g)(9) provides that 
interested parties may submit to us requests for alternative approaches 
to nutrition labeling requirements. Finally, Sec.  101.9(j)(18) 
provides that firms claiming the small business exemption from 
nutrition labeling must submit notice to us supporting their claim 
exemption. We developed Form FDA 3570 to assist small businesses in 
claiming the small business exemption from nutrition labeling. The form 
contains all the elements required by Sec.  101.9(j)(18).
    Section 101.10 requires that restaurants provide nutrition 
information, upon request, for any food or meal for which a nutrient 
content claim or health claim is made. Section 101.12(b) provides the 
reference amount that is used for determining the serving sizes for 
specific products, including baking powder, baking soda, and pectin. 
Section 101.12(e) provides that a manufacturer that adjusts the 
reference amount customarily consumed (RACC) of an aerated food for the 
difference in density of the aerated food relative to the density of 
the appropriate non-aerated reference food must be prepared to show us 
detailed protocols and records of all data that were used to determine 
the density-adjusted RACC. Section 101.12(g) requires that the label or 
labeling of a food product disclose the serving size that is the basis 
for a claim made for the product if the serving size on which the claim 
is based differs from the RACC. Section 101.12(h) provides for the 
submission of petitions requesting that we change the reference amounts 
defined by regulation.
    Section 101.13 requires that nutrition information be provided in 
accordance with Sec.  101.9 for any food product for which a nutrient 
content claim is made. Under some circumstances, Sec.  101.13 also 
requires the disclosure of other types of information as a condition 
for the use of a nutrient content claim. For example, under Sec.  
101.13(j), if the claim compares the level of a nutrient in the food 
with the level of the same nutrient in another ``reference'' food, the 
claim must also disclose the identity of the reference food, the amount 
of the nutrient in each food, and the percentage or fractional amount 
by which the amount of the nutrient in the labeled food differs from 
the amount of the nutrient in the reference food. It also requires that 
when this comparison is based on an average of food products, this 
information must be provided to consumers or regulatory officials upon 
request. Section 101.13(q)(5) requires that restaurants document and 
provide to appropriate regulatory officials, upon request, the basis 
for any nutrient content claims they have made for the foods they sell.
    Section 101.14(d)(2) and (d)(3) provides for the disclosure of 
nutrition information in accordance with Sec.  101.9 and, under some 
circumstances, certain other information as a condition for making a 
health claim for a food product. Section 101.15 provides that, if the 
label of a food product contains any representation in a foreign 
language, all words, statements, and other information required by or 
under authority of the FD&C Act to appear on the label must appear in 
both the foreign language and in English. Section 101.22 contains 
labeling requirements for the disclosure of spices, flavorings, 
colorings, and chemical preservatives in food products. Section 
101.22(i)(4) sets forth disclosure and recordkeeping requirements 
pertaining to certifications for flavors designated as containing no 
artificial flavors. Section 101.30 specifies the conditions under which 
a beverage that purports to contain any fruit or vegetable juice must 
declare the percentage of juice present in the beverage and the manner 
in which the declaration is to be made.
    Section 101.36 requires that nutrition information be provided for 
dietary supplements offered for sale, unless an exemption in Sec.  
101.36(h) applies. In particular, Sec.  101.36(b)(2) requires that the 
amount of trans fatty acids present in dietary supplements must be 
declared on the nutrition label on a separate line immediately under 
the line for the declaration of saturated fat. Section 101.36(e) 
permits the voluntary declaration of the quantitative amount and the 
percent of Daily Value of a dietary ingredient on a ``per day'' basis 
in addition to the required ``per serving'' basis, if a dietary 
supplement label recommends that the dietary supplement be consumed 
more than once per day. Section 101.36(f)(2) cross-references the 
provisions in Sec.  101.9(g)(9) for the submission to us of requests 
for alternative approaches to nutrition labeling requirements. Also, 
Sec.  101.36(h)(2) cross-references the provisions in Sec.  
101.9(j)(18) for the submission of small business exemption notices. As 
noted previously, we developed Form FDA 3570 to assist small businesses 
in claiming the small business exemption from nutrition labeling. The 
form contains all the elements required by Sec.  101.36(h)(2).
    Section 101.42 requests that food retailers voluntarily provide 
nutrition information for raw fruit, vegetables, and fish at the point 
of purchase and Sec.  101.45 contains guidelines for providing such 
information. Also, Sec.  101.45(c) provides for the submission to us of 
nutrient databases and proposed nutrition labeling values for raw 
fruit, vegetables, and fish for review and approval.
    Sections 101.54, 101.56, 101.60, 101.61, and 101.62 specify 
information that must be disclosed as a condition for making particular 
nutrient content claims. Section 101.67 provides for the use of 
nutrient content claims for butter, and cross-references requirements 
in other regulations for information declaration (Sec.  101.4) and 
disclosure of information concerning performance characteristics (Sec.  
101.13(d)). Section 101.69 provides for the submission of a

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petition requesting that we authorize a particular nutrient content 
claim by regulation. Section 101.70 provides for the submission of a 
petition requesting that we authorize a particular health claim by 
regulation. Section 101.77(c)(2)(ii)(D) requires the disclosure of 
soluble fiber per serving in the nutrition labeling of a food bearing a 
health claim about the relationship between soluble fiber and a reduced 
risk of coronary heart disease. Section 101.79(c)(2)(iv) requires the 
disclosure of the amount of folate in the nutrition label of a food 
bearing a health claim about the relationship between folate and a 
reduced risk of neural tube defects.
    Section 101.100(d) provides that any agreement that forms the basis 
for an exemption from the labeling requirements of section 403(c), (e), 
(g), (h), (i), (k), and (q) of the FD&C Act be in writing and that a 
copy of the agreement be made available to us upon request. Section 
101.100 also contains reporting and disclosure requirements as 
conditions for claiming certain labeling exemptions (e.g., 101.100(h)).
    Section 101.105 specifies requirements for the declaration of the 
net quantity of contents on the label of a food in packaged form and 
prescribes conditions under which a food whose label does not 
accurately reflect the actual quantity of contents may be sold, with 
appropriate disclosures, to an institution operated by a Federal, State 
or local government. Section 101.108 provides for the submission to us 
of a written proposal requesting a temporary exemption from certain 
requirements of Sec. Sec.  101.9 and 105.66 for the purpose of 
conducting food labeling experiments with our authorization.
    Regulations in part 102 define the information that must be 
included as part of the statement of identity for particular foods and 
prescribe related labeling requirements for some of these foods. For 
example, Sec.  102.22 requires that the name of a protein hydrolysate 
will include the identity of the food source from which the protein was 
derived.
    Part 104, which pertains to nutritional quality guidelines for 
foods, cross-references several labeling provisions in part 101 but 
contains no separate information collection requirements.
    Part 105 contains special labeling requirements for hypoallergenic 
foods, infant foods, and certain foods represented as useful in 
reducing or maintaining body weight.
    The purpose of our food labeling requirements is to allow consumers 
to be knowledgeable about the foods they purchase. Nutrition labeling 
provides information for use by consumers in selecting a nutritious 
diet. Other information enables a consumer to comparison shop. 
Ingredient information also enables consumers to avoid substances to 
which they may be sensitive. Petitions or other requests submitted to 
us provide the basis for us to permit new labeling statements or to 
grant exemptions from certain labeling requirements. Recordkeeping 
requirements enable us to monitor the basis upon which certain label 
statements are made for food products and whether those statements are 
in compliance with the requirements of the FD&C Act or FPLA.
    Description of Respondents: Respondents to this information 
collection are manufacturers, packers, and distributors of food 
products. Because of the existence of exemptions and exceptions, not 
all of the requirements apply to all food producers or to all of their 
products. Some of the regulations affect food retailers, such as 
supermarkets and restaurants.
    In the Federal Register of November 1, 2013 (78 FR 65663), FDA 
published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed 
collection of information. Several comments were received in response 
to the notice. Many were generally supportive of the necessity of our 
food labeling regulations. Other comments were beyond the scope of the 
four collections of information topics on which the notice solicits 
comments and will therefore not be discussed in this document.
    A number of comments referenced our Federal Register notice 
published on November 8, 2013 (78 FR 67169) (``the November 8, 2013, 
notice''), announcing the tentative determination that partially 
hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer ``generally recognized as safe'' 
(GRAS). Some comments supported this determination while others opposed 
it. Supportive comments suggested that labels should be placed on food 
packaging warning consumers of the negative health effects of the trans 
fatty acid component of PHOs. FDA notes that it does not require 
warning labels on food containing trans fatty acid, but we agree that 
trans fatty acid content should be provided in the nutrition labeling 
of food. In the Federal Register of July 11, 2003 (68 FR 41434), we 
issued a final rule (``the July 2003 final rule'') amending our 
nutrition labeling regulations to require declaration of the trans 
fatty acid content of food in the nutrition label of conventional foods 
and dietary supplements (Sec.  101.9(c)(2)(ii)). This requirement was 
effective January 1, 2006. The November 8, 2013, notice seeks comments 
on our preliminary determination that PHOs are not GRAS and we have 
submitted comments relevant to this topic to that docket as well. If 
FDA makes a final determination that PHOs are not GRAS, the food 
industry would be required to phase out the use of PHOs in food over 
time, not place warning labels on their food products.
    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                           Table 1--Estimated Annual Third-Party Disclosure Burden \1\
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                                                     Number of
         21 CFR section              Number of      disclosures    Total annual   Average burden    Total hours
                                    respondents   per respondent    disclosures   per disclosure
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
101.3, 101.22, 102, and 104;              25,000            1.03          25,750           0.5            12,875
 statement of identity labeling
 requirements...................
101.4, 101.22, 101.100, 102,              25,000            1.03          25,750           1              25,750
 104, and 105; ingredient
 labeling requirements..........
101.5; requirement to specify             25,000            1.03          25,750           0.25            6,438
 the name and place of business
 of the manufacturer, packer, or
 distributor and, if the food
 producer is not the
 manufacturer of the food
 product, its connection with
 the food product...............
101.9, 101.13(n), 101.14(d)(3),           25,000            1.03          25,750           4             103,000
 101.62, and 104; labeling
 requirements for disclosure of
 nutrition information..........
101.9(g)(9) and 101.36(f)(2);                 12            1                 12           4                  48
 alternative means of compliance
 permitted......................

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101.10; requirements for                 300,000            1.5          450,000           0.25          112,500
 nutrition labeling of
 restaurant foods...............
101.12(b); RACC for baking                    29            2.3               67           1                  67
 powder, baking soda, and pectin
101.12(e); adjustment to the                  25            1                 25           1                  25
 RACC of an aerated food
 permitted......................
101.12(g); requirement to                  5,000            1              5,000           1               5,000
 disclose the serving size that
 is the basis for a claim made
 for the product if the serving
 size on which the claim is
 based differs from the RACC....
101.13(d)(1) and 101.67;                     200            1                200           1                 200
 requirements to disclose
 nutrition information for any
 food product for which a
 nutrient content claim is made.
101.13(j)(2), 101.13(k), 101.54,           5,000            1              5,000           1               5,000
 101.56, 101.60, 101.61, and
 101.62; additional disclosure
 required if the nutrient
 content claim compares the
 level of a nutrient in one food
 with the level of the same
 nutrient in another food.......
101.13(q)(5); requirement that           300,000            1.5          450,000           0.75          337,500
 restaurants disclose the basis
 for nutrient content claims
 made for their food............
101.14(d)(2); general                    300,000            1.5          450,000           0.75          337,500
 requirements for disclosure of
 nutrition information related
 to health claims for food
 products.......................
101.15; requirements pertaining              160           10              1,600           8              12,800
 to prominence of required
 statements and use of foreign
 language.......................
101.22(i)(4); supplier                        25            1                 25           1                  25
 certifications for flavors
 designated as containing no
 artificial flavors.............
101.30 and 102.33; labeling                1,500            5              7,500           1               7,500
 requirements for fruit or
 vegetable juice beverages......
101.36; nutrition labeling of                300           40             12,000           4.025          48,300
 dietary supplements............
101.42 and 101.45; nutrition               1,000            1              1,000           0.5               500
 labeling of raw fruits,
 vegetables, and fish...........
101.45(c); databases of nutrient               5            4                 20           4                  80
 values for raw fruits,
 vegetables, and fish...........
101.79(c)(2)(i)(D); disclosure             1,000            1              1,000           0.25              250
 requirements for food labels
 that contain a folate/neural
 tube defect health claim.......
101.79(c)(2)(iv); disclosure of              100            1                100           0.25               25
 amount of folate for food
 labels that contain a folate/
 neural tube defect health claim
101.100(d); disclosure of                  1,000            1              1,000           1               1,000
 agreements that form the basis
 for exemption from the labeling
 requirements of section 403(c),
 (e), (g), (h), (i), (k), and
 (q) of the FD&C Act............
101.105 and 101.100(h);                   25,000            1.03          25,750           0.5            12,875
 disclosure requirements for
 food not accurately labeled for
 quantity of contents and for
 claiming certain labeling
 exemptions.....................
    Total.......................                                                                       1,029,258
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of
  information.


                               Table 2--Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden \1\
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                                                    Number of                     Average burden
         21 CFR section             Number of      records per     Total annual         per         Total hours
                                  recordkeepers    recordkeeper       records      recordkeeping
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
101.12(e); recordkeeping to                  25              1                25            1                 25
 document the basis for density-
 adjusted RACC.................
101.13(q)(5); recordkeeping to          300,000              1.5         450,000            0.75         337,500
 document the basis for
 nutrient content claims.......
101.14(d)(2); recordkeeping to          300,000              1.5         450,000            0.75         337,500
 document nutrition information
 related to health claims for
 food products.................
101.22(i)(4); recordkeeping to               25              1                25            1                 25
 document supplier
 certifications for flavors
 designated as containing no
 artificial flavors............
101.100(d)(2); recordkeeping              1,000              1             1,000            1              1,000
 pertaining to agreements that
 form the basis for an
 exemption from the labeling
 requirements of section
 403(c), (e), (g), (h), (i),
 (k), and (q) of the FD&C Act..

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101.105(t); recordkeeping                   100              1               100            1                100
 pertaining to disclosure
 requirements for food not
 accurately labeled for
 quantity of contents..........
    Total......................                                                                          676,150
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of
  information.


                                 Table 3--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Number of
     21 CFR Section/Form No.         Number of     responses per   Total annual   Average burden    Total hours
                                    respondents     respondent       responses     per response
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
101.9(j)(18) and 101.36(h)(2);            10,000               1          10,000               8          80,000
 procedure for small business
 nutrition labeling exemption
 notice using Form FDA 3570.....
101.12(h); petitions to                        5               1               5              80             400
 establish or amend a RACC......
101.69; petitions for nutrient                 3               1               3              25              75
 content claims.................
101.70; petitions for health                   5               1               5              80             400
 claims.........................
101.108; written proposal for                  1               1               1              40              40
 requesting temporary exemptions
 from certain regulations for
 the purpose of conducting food
 labeling experiments...........
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................                                                                          80,915
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of
  information.

    The estimated annual third-party disclosure, recordkeeping, and 
reporting burdens are based on our communications with industry and our 
knowledge of and experience with food labeling and the submission of 
petitions and requests to us.
    As noted, we are revising this collection to include previously 
approved third-party disclosure burdens associated with the requirement 
to declare the amount of trans fatty acids present in a food, including 
dietary supplements. The third-party disclosure burden hours formerly 
associated with OMB control number 0910-0515 (collection entitled, 
``Food Labeling: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling'') are 
represented by the citation to Sec.  101.9 on line 4 of table 1 and the 
citation to Sec.  101.36 on line 17 of table 1. For this revision, we 
have not added burden hours to line 4 or line 17 of table 1 because, 
based on our experience with food labeling, the 4 hours estimated for 
meeting the labeling requirements of Sec.  101.9 and the 4 hours 
estimated for meeting the labeling requirements of Sec.  101.36 are 
appropriate estimates of the total time it takes a respondent to meet 
our requirements for nutrition labeling in Sec. Sec.  101.9 and 101.36.
    We are also revising this collection to include previously approved 
third-party disclosure burdens associated with the voluntary 
declaration of the quantitative amount and the percent of Daily Value 
of a dietary ingredient on a ``per day'' basis in addition to the 
required ``per serving'' basis. The third-party disclosure burden hours 
formerly associated with OMB control number 0910-0395 (collection 
entitled, ``Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Dietary Supplements on 
a `Per Day' Basis'') are represented by the citation to Sec.  101.36 on 
line 17 of Table 1 and the addition of 300 hours to our previous 
estimate of 48,000 hours. For this revision, we added 300 burden hours 
to line 17 of table 1 because voluntary labeling on a ``per day'' basis 
is in addition to the required ``per serving'' basis. We estimate that 
``per day'' information would generally be placed on, at most, 10 
percent of the estimated 12,000 disclosures, for a total of 1,200 
annual disclosures, and that a respondent will spend 15 minutes (0.25 
hours) per disclosure, for a total of 300 hours. Thus, the total 
estimated burden on line 17 of table 1 is 48,300 hours and average 
burden per disclosure on line 17 of table 1 has been increased from 4.0 
to 4.025 hours, to represent an averaging of the burden hours across 
all of the estimated 12,000 disclosures.
    We expect that the burden hours for submissions under Sec.  101.108 
will be insignificant. Section 101.108 was originally issued to provide 
a procedure whereby we could grant exemptions from certain food 
labeling requirements. Exemption petitions have infrequently been 
submitted in the recent past; none have been submitted since 
publication on January 6, 1993, of the final regulations implementing 
section 403(q) and (r) of the FD&C Act. Thus, in order to maintain OMB 
approval of Sec.  101.108 to accommodate the possibility that a food 
producer may propose to conduct a labeling experiment on its own 
initiative, we estimate that we will receive one or fewer submissions 
under Sec.  101.108 in the next 3 years.

    Dated: December 23, 2013.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-31215 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-01-P