Agricultural Marketing Service April 17, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Order; Termination
Document Number: E9-8852
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule terminates the Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Order (Honey Order) and its rules and regulations in their entirety. The Department previously proposed termination of the Honey Order because of the duplicative nature of the Honey Order with the new honey packers and importers program. This action is necessary because the results of a referendum conducted among honey first handlers and importers between April 2 and April 16, 2008, favored implementation of a new honey packers and importers program, and that program is now in effect. Therefore, termination of the Honey Order is appropriate.