Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Marking, Labeling and Packaging), 78388-78390 [2014-30478]

Download as PDF 78388 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Estimated number of respondents Data collection activity Respondents State ....................... In-person interview of state distribution agency (Additional information on USDA Food costs). Notify local and tribal officials of web survey. Self-Administered Web Survey. (Administrative data on USDA Food costs). Phone Followup Survey. (Administrative data on USDA Food costs). State education agency financial officer. 8–20 1 8–20 Foodservice director. 112–280 1 112–280 0.08 9.0–22.4 12–30 1 12–30 0.08 1.0–2.4 Foodservice director. 100–250 1 100–250 0.75 75.0–187.5 Nonrespondents. Foodservice director. 20–50 1 20–50 0.08 1.6–4.0 80–200 1 80–200 1.5 120–300 .......................... 440–950 1 440–950 0.72 308–693 Local and Tribal ..... Local and Tribal ..... Grand Total ..... .......................... Non-respondents. Dated: December 22, 2014. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–30492 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0035] Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Marking, Labeling and Packaging) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew a currently approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements for marking, labeling, and packaging of meat, poultry, and egg products and for establishments that produce mechanically separated poultry. This approval covers the labeling approval process whereby establishments are to submit their labels to FSIS for approval or maintain files related to generic labeling. This package also covers the recordkeeping burden for packaging mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Frequency of response Total annual responses material letters of guarantee for safety. Lastly, this package contains the recordkeeping burden imposed on establishments that produce mechanically separated poultry. There are no changes to the existing information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before March 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including floppy disks or CD– ROMs, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8–163B, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2013–0035. Comments received in response to this docket will be made PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average hours per response Total annual burden estimate (hours) Affected public 6 48–120 available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For Additional Information: Contact Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6077 South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Marking, Labeling, and Packaging. OMB Number: 0583–0092. Expiration Date of Approval: 03/31/ 2015. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices not adulterated, and correctly labeled and packaged. FSIS is requesting a renewal of an approved information collection addressing paperwork requirements specified in the regulations related to marking, labeling, and packaging of meat, poultry, and egg products and to establishments that produce mechanically separated poultry. To control the manufacture of marking devices bearing official marks, FSIS requires official meat and poultry establishments and the manufacturers of such devices to submit an Authorization Certificate to the Agency (FSIS Form 5200–7). Such certification is necessary to help prevent the manufacture and use of counterfeit marks of inspection (9 CFR 312.1, 317.3, 381.96 & 381.131). Meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants must develop labels in accordance with FSIS regulations (9 CFR 317.1, 381.115, & 590.410). To receive approval for such labels, establishments must complete a form (‘‘Application for Approval of Labels, Marking or Device,’’ FSIS Form 7234–1). Respondents also must submit duplicate copies of the labels when submitting the applications by paper. Establishments may also submit labels through the Label Submission and Approval System or LSAS. LSAS is an Internet-based application that allows respondents to gain label approval through a secure Web site. The establishment must maintain a copy of all the labeling used, along with product formulation and processing procedures (9 CFR 320.1(b)(11) and 381.175(b)(6)). Additionally, establishments requesting reconsideration of a label application that the Agency has modified or rejected must use the‘‘Request for Label Reconsideration,’’ FSIS Form 8822–4. Labels that FSIS approved but change for such reasons as, holiday season designs, addition or deletion of coupons, UPC production codes, or recipe suggestions; newly assigned or revised establishment numbers; changes in the arrangement or language of directions for opening containers or serving the product; or the substitution of abbreviations for words or vice versa, do not need additional FSIS approval (9 CFR 317.5). Establishments must keep a copy of the labeling used, along with the product formulation and processing procedures on file. FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of 4 minutes per response related to marking; 75 minutes per response related to labeling applications and VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 recordkeeping; 120 minutes per response related to labeling reconsideration requests; 15 minutes per response related to generically approved labeling recordkeeping; 2 minutes per response related to packaging materials recordkeeping; and 5 minutes per response related to mechanically separated poultry recordkeeping. Respondents: Official meat and poultry establishments, official egg plants, and foreign establishments. Estimated No. of Respondents: 5,736 related to marking; 3,682 related to labeling applications and recordkeeping; 74 related to labeling reconsideration requests; 6,333 related to generically approved labeling recordkeeping; 5,735 related to packaging materials recordkeeping; and 82 related to mechanically separated poultry recordkeeping. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1 related to marking; 20 related to labeling applications and recordkeeping; 2 related to labeling reconsideration requests; 20 related to generically approved labeling recordkeeping; 2 related to packaging materials recordkeeping; and 455 related to mechanically separated poultry recordkeeping. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 128,267 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence SW., Room 6077, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690–6510. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. Responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78389 for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Additional Public Notification FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/ fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register. FSIS will also make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS Web page. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/ fsis/programs-and-services/emailsubscription-service. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password-protect their accounts. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA. How To File a Complaint of Discrimination To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http:// www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/ docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_ 12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative. Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email: Mail, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78390 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Washington, DC 20250–9410; Fax, (202) 690–7442; Email, program.intake@ usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC on: December 23, 2014. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–30478 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0029] National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Renewal Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of renewal of committee. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice is announcing the renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). The Committee is being renewed in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The establishment of the Committee was recommended by a 1985 report of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Food Protection, Subcommittee on Microbiological Criteria, ‘‘An Evaluation of the Role of Microbiological Criteria for Foods.’’ The current charter for the NACMCF is available for viewing on the NACMCF homepage at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ wps/portal/searchhelp/sitemap/!ut/p/ a1/rZLLbsIwEEW_hUWWlsfNg2RJI5 FC1UQU2pJskPEjNUqckFhV1a-vU4G6 ohQp3oxHvj66M7q4wFtcaPqhSmp Uo2k19EWwgxUEJIphmUVkDov0dZU9 xjEkT3dWkA-CC2cG1_6_4QIXTJv WvONc9qpHrNFGaOOAsrXTwt5qqr QDpmkV6x3g1FCrqirBBpeIao460T adsY-asprJcx3gLS0FF70q9U_HFMd5IL lwCeeIuq5AXhgJtOcBRb4MPElCT 7pwsvaH-9A7Cy5Pn9v1TH8Jy TMQWMzXG5L492RmCesb TV0BBmMD_bGB05GB2e07XP4j1Opw PBYzG80hjZ8Gb8fPZlu_1OFBtg9f G1nXuzRFdB-C61flZPIN_bauiQ!!/ ?1dmy&current=true&urile=wcm%3 apath%3a%2Ffsis-content%2Finternet %2Fmain%2Ftopics%2Fdatacollection-and-reports%2Fnacmcf% 2Fcommittee-charter%2Fcharter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Thomas, Advisory Committee mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Room 9–214D Patriots Plaza III, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 3700. Telephone number: (202) 690– 6620. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background USDA is charged with the administration and the enforcement of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA). The Secretary of DHHS is charged with the administration and enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). These Acts help protect consumers by ensuring that food products are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled, and packaged. In order to assist the Secretaries in carrying out their responsibilities under the FMIA, PPIA, EPIA, and FFDCA, the NACMCF is being renewed. The Committee will continue to be charged with providing recommendations to the Secretaries on the development of microbiological criteria by which the safety and wholesomeness of food can be assessed, including criteria for microorganisms that indicate whether foods have been adequately and appropriately processed. Renewal of this Committee and its charter is necessary and in the public interest because of the need for external expert advice on the range of scientific and technical issues that must be addressed by the FSIS and DHHS in meeting their statutory responsibilities. To address the complexity of the issues, the Committee is expected to meet one or more times annually. Members will be appointed by the Secretary of USDA after consultation with the Secretary of the DHHS. Because of the complexity of matters addressed by this Committee, the Secretary may consult with other Federal Agencies, such as the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service, the Department of Defense’s Veterinary Service Activity, and the DHHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for advice on membership appointments. Background materials are available on the Internet at the address noted above or by contacting the person listed above. Additional Public Notification FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located athttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_ &_policies/Federal_Register_Notices/ index.asp. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update (Update), which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update also is available on the FSIS Web site. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service that provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_ Events/Email_Subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their accounts. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410 or call 202–720–5964 (voice and TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Done at Washington, DC on: December 23, 2014. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0035]


Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Marking, 
Labeling and Packaging)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew a 
currently approved information collection regarding the regulatory 
requirements for marking, labeling, and packaging of meat, poultry, and 
egg products and for establishments that produce mechanically separated 
poultry. This approval covers the labeling approval process whereby 
establishments are to submit their labels to FSIS for approval or 
maintain files related to generic labeling. This package also covers 
the recordkeeping burden for packaging material letters of guarantee 
for safety. Lastly, this package contains the recordkeeping burden 
imposed on establishments that produce mechanically separated poultry. 
There are no changes to the existing information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before March 2, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and hand- or 
courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8-163B, Washington, DC 
20250-3700.
     Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots 
Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-164, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2013-0035. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-
164, Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.
    For Additional Information: Contact Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction 
Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 6077 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250, (202) 690-6510.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Marking, Labeling, and Packaging.
    OMB Number: 0583-0092.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 03/31/2015.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the 
Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and 
the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). FSIS 
protects the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products 
are safe, wholesome,

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not adulterated, and correctly labeled and packaged.
    FSIS is requesting a renewal of an approved information collection 
addressing paperwork requirements specified in the regulations related 
to marking, labeling, and packaging of meat, poultry, and egg products 
and to establishments that produce mechanically separated poultry.
    To control the manufacture of marking devices bearing official 
marks, FSIS requires official meat and poultry establishments and the 
manufacturers of such devices to submit an Authorization Certificate to 
the Agency (FSIS Form 5200-7). Such certification is necessary to help 
prevent the manufacture and use of counterfeit marks of inspection (9 
CFR 312.1, 317.3, 381.96 & 381.131).
    Meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants must 
develop labels in accordance with FSIS regulations (9 CFR 317.1, 
381.115, & 590.410). To receive approval for such labels, 
establishments must complete a form (``Application for Approval of 
Labels, Marking or Device,'' FSIS Form 7234-1). Respondents also must 
submit duplicate copies of the labels when submitting the applications 
by paper. Establishments may also submit labels through the Label 
Submission and Approval System or LSAS. LSAS is an Internet-based 
application that allows respondents to gain label approval through a 
secure Web site. The establishment must maintain a copy of all the 
labeling used, along with product formulation and processing procedures 
(9 CFR 320.1(b)(11) and 381.175(b)(6)). Additionally, establishments 
requesting reconsideration of a label application that the Agency has 
modified or rejected must use the``Request for Label Reconsideration,'' 
FSIS Form 8822-4.
    Labels that FSIS approved but change for such reasons as, holiday 
season designs, addition or deletion of coupons, UPC production codes, 
or recipe suggestions; newly assigned or revised establishment numbers; 
changes in the arrangement or language of directions for opening 
containers or serving the product; or the substitution of abbreviations 
for words or vice versa, do not need additional FSIS approval (9 CFR 
317.5). Establishments must keep a copy of the labeling used, along 
with the product formulation and processing procedures on file.
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment:
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an 
average of 4 minutes per response related to marking; 75 minutes per 
response related to labeling applications and recordkeeping; 120 
minutes per response related to labeling reconsideration requests; 15 
minutes per response related to generically approved labeling 
recordkeeping; 2 minutes per response related to packaging materials 
recordkeeping; and 5 minutes per response related to mechanically 
separated poultry recordkeeping.
    Respondents: Official meat and poultry establishments, official egg 
plants, and foreign establishments.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 5,736 related to marking; 3,682 
related to labeling applications and recordkeeping; 74 related to 
labeling reconsideration requests; 6,333 related to generically 
approved labeling recordkeeping; 5,735 related to packaging materials 
recordkeeping; and 82 related to mechanically separated poultry 
recordkeeping.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1 related to 
marking; 20 related to labeling applications and recordkeeping; 2 
related to labeling reconsideration requests; 20 related to generically 
approved labeling recordkeeping; 2 related to packaging materials 
recordkeeping; and 455 related to mechanically separated poultry 
recordkeeping.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 128,267 hours.
    Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained 
from Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and 
Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence SW., Room 6077, South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690-6510.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS's 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques, or other forms of 
information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the 
addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20253.
    Responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register.
    FSIS will also make copies of this Federal Register publication 
available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide 
information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal 
Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information 
that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and 
stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free 
electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals 
who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS 
Web page. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription 
service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food 
safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/email-subscription-service.
    Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, 
directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions 
themselves, and have the option to password-protect their accounts.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds 
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual 
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, 
income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, 
exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to 
discrimination any person in the United States under any program or 
activity conducted by the USDA.

How To File a Complaint of Discrimination

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program 
Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your 
authorized representative.
    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, 
or email: Mail, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of 
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW.,

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Washington, DC 20250-9410; Fax, (202) 690-7442; Email, 
program.intake@usda.gov.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact 
USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Done at Washington, DC on: December 23, 2014.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Acting Administrator.
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