Agricultural Marketing Service January 12, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Withdrawal of United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims
Document Number: 2016-00440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This Notice informs the public that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the U.S. Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims. Specifically, AMS is withdrawing: (1) The Grass (Forage) Fed Claim for Ruminant Livestock and the Meat Products Derived from Such Livestock (Grass (Forage) Fed Marketing Claim Standard); and (2) the Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived From Such Livestock (Naturally Raised Marketing Claim Standard).
United States Standards for Grades of Pecans
Document Number: 2016-00439
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans and the United States Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell. AMS is proposing to replace the term ``midget'' with ``extra small'' in the Shelled Pecan standards. AMS is also proposing to remove from both standards references to plastic models of pecan kernels, and information on where the color standards may be examined. These changes would modernize the terminology and information in the standards.