United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob, 13519 [2021-04880]

Download as PDF 13519 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 44 Tuesday, March 9, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–SC–19–0058, SC–21–326] United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final Notice. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revised the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob. DATES: Effective April 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian E. Griffin, USDA, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22406; by phone (202) 748–2155; fax (202) 690–1527; or email Brian.Griffin@ usda.gov. Copies of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob are available on the Specialty Crops Inspection Division website at www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/ vegetables. SUMMARY: Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) as amended, directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture ‘‘to develop and improve standards of quality, condition, quantity, grade, and packaging, and recommend and demonstrate such standards in order to encourage uniformity and consistency in commercial practices.’’ AMS is committed to carrying out this authority in a manner that facilitates the marketing of agricultural commodities and makes copies of official standards available upon request. The U.S. Standards for Grades of Fruits and Vegetables that no longer appear in the Code of Federal Regulations are maintained by AMS at: www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 vegetables. AMS is revising these U.S. Standards for Grades using the procedures that appear in part 36 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR part 36). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Background The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by April 8, 2021 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. AMS periodically reviews the grade standards for usefulness in serving the industry. More recently developed grade standards use a single term, such as ‘‘U.S. Grade A’’ or ‘‘U.S. Grade B,’’ to describe each level of quality within a grade standard. Older grade standards used dual nomenclature, such as ‘‘U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy’’ and ‘‘U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard’’ to describe the same level of quality. The terms ‘‘U.S. Fancy,’’ and ‘‘U.S. Extra Standard’’ have been removed and the terms ‘‘U.S. Grade A,’’ U.S. Grade B,’’ and ‘‘Substandard (Sstd)’’ are used exclusively. AMS also made editorial changes to these grade standards, updating section headings omitted in previous revisions, and adding language and allowances for mixed color varieties to align the standards with use of mixed color varieties by industry. The addition of language and allowances differentiating between conventional sweet and supersweet types incorporates language from USDA internal guidance documents A–412, September 1967 Frozen Whole Kernel Whole-Grain Corn Evaluation of Tenderness and Maturity, and A–493, October 1997, Interpretative Guide for Frozen Supersweet Whole Kernel Corn to Determine: Tenderness and Maturity; and Flavor. These internal USDA documents were created with the intention of incorporating them into the standards. On October 21, 2020, AMS published a notice inviting comments on proposed revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob in the Federal Register (85 FR 66926). No comments were received. This revision to these grade standards provides common language for trade and better reflects the current marketing of frozen corn on the cob. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–04880 Filed 3–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request March 4, 2021. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Common or Usual Name for Raw Meat and Poultry Products Containing Added Solutions. OMB Control Number: 0583–0152. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-19-0058, SC-21-326]


United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) has revised the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen 
Corn on the Cob.

DATES: Effective April 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian E. Griffin, USDA, Specialty 
Crops Inspection Division, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, 
Fredericksburg, VA 22406; by phone (202) 748-2155; fax (202) 690-1527; 
or email [email protected]. Copies of the U.S. Standards for 
Grades of Frozen Corn on the Cob are available on the Specialty Crops 
Inspection Division website at www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/vegetables.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing 
Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) as amended, directs and authorizes the 
Secretary of Agriculture ``to develop and improve standards of quality, 
condition, quantity, grade, and packaging, and recommend and 
demonstrate such standards in order to encourage uniformity and 
consistency in commercial practices.''
    AMS is committed to carrying out this authority in a manner that 
facilitates the marketing of agricultural commodities and makes copies 
of official standards available upon request. The U.S. Standards for 
Grades of Fruits and Vegetables that no longer appear in the Code of 
Federal Regulations are maintained by AMS at: www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/vegetables. AMS is revising these U.S. Standards for Grades 
using the procedures that appear in part 36 of Title 7 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (7 CFR part 36).

Background

    AMS periodically reviews the grade standards for usefulness in 
serving the industry. More recently developed grade standards use a 
single term, such as ``U.S. Grade A'' or ``U.S. Grade B,'' to describe 
each level of quality within a grade standard. Older grade standards 
used dual nomenclature, such as ``U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy'' and 
``U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard'' to describe the same level of 
quality. The terms ``U.S. Fancy,'' and ``U.S. Extra Standard'' have 
been removed and the terms ``U.S. Grade A,'' U.S. Grade B,'' and 
``Substandard (Sstd)'' are used exclusively.
    AMS also made editorial changes to these grade standards, updating 
section headings omitted in previous revisions, and adding language and 
allowances for mixed color varieties to align the standards with use of 
mixed color varieties by industry. The addition of language and 
allowances differentiating between conventional sweet and supersweet 
types incorporates language from USDA internal guidance documents A-
412, September 1967 Frozen Whole Kernel Whole-Grain Corn Evaluation of 
Tenderness and Maturity, and A-493, October 1997, Interpretative Guide 
for Frozen Supersweet Whole Kernel Corn to Determine: Tenderness and 
Maturity; and Flavor. These internal USDA documents were created with 
the intention of incorporating them into the standards.
    On October 21, 2020, AMS published a notice inviting comments on 
proposed revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Frozen Corn on 
the Cob in the Federal Register (85 FR 66926). No comments were 
received. This revision to these grade standards provides common 
language for trade and better reflects the current marketing of frozen 
corn on the cob.

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

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-04880 Filed 3-8-21; 8:45 am]
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