Food Safety and Inspection Service – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of FSIS Guideline To Assist With the Donation of Eligible Meat, Poultry and Egg Products to Non-Profit Organizations
Document Number: 2024-11310
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
On December 21, 2020, FSIS published and requested comments on a guideline addressing the donation of meat and poultry products from official establishments to non-profit organizations. FSIS is announcing updates to this guideline and responding to comments received on the previous version of the guideline.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, FSIS is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a virtual public meeting on June 24, 2024. The Committee will provide updates on FSIS' Genomics charge and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Cronobacter spp. in Powdered Infant Formula charge.
Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations
Document Number: 2024-10918
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements.
Salmonella in Not Ready-To-Eat Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products
Document Number: C1-2024-09393
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Salmonella Not Ready-To-Eat Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products
Document Number: 2024-09393
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing its final determination that not ready-to- eat (NRTE) breaded stuffed chicken products that contain Salmonella at levels of 1 Colony Forming Unit per gram (hereinafter, "1 CFU/g") or higher are adulterated within the meaning of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). FSIS is also announcing that it intends to carry out verification procedures, including sampling and testing of the raw incoming chicken components used to produce NRTE breaded stuffed chicken products prior to stuffing and breading.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Requirements To Notify FSIS of Adulterated or Misbranded Product, Prepare and Maintain Written Recall Procedures, and Document Certain HACCP Plan Reassessments
Document Number: 2024-08628
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew an approved information collection regarding requirements for official establishments to notify FSIS of adulterated or misbranded product, prepare and maintain written recall procedures, and document certain Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan reassessments. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2024.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Consumer Complaint Monitoring System
Document Number: 2024-07998
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew an approved information collection regarding its Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS) web portal. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2024.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Animal Disposition Reporting
Document Number: 2024-07996
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew an approved information collection regarding requirements for animal disposition reporting in the Public Health Information System. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2024.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Voluntary Recalls of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
Document Number: 2024-07127
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew an approved information collection regarding voluntary recalls from commerce of meat, poultry, and egg products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2024.
Availability of Revised Guideline for Controlling Retained Water in Raw Meat and Poultry
Document Number: 2024-06837
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the availability of a guideline to assist meat (including Siluriformes fish and fish products) and poultry establishments in meeting the regulatory requirements for calculating the correct retained water percentage in raw livestock, poultry, and Siluriformes fish carcasses and parts resulting from post-evisceration processing, and the proper labeling of these products. FSIS is also announcing when the Agency will start verifying that establishments are correctly calculating retained water in applicable product. The guideline clarifies the methods an establishment may use to collect and use data to determine the amount of retained water in a product covered by its retained water protocol (RWP). In addition, it provides specific information on protocol development, process control, and air-chilled product claims.
Voluntary Labeling of FSIS-Regulated Products With U.S.-Origin Claims
Document Number: 2024-05479
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is amending its regulations to define the conditions under which the labeling of meat, poultry, and egg products under mandatory inspection, as well as voluntarily inspected products, may bear voluntary label claims indicating that the product is of United States origin. As of the compliance date of this final rule, establishments will not need to include these claims on the label, but if they choose to include them, they will need to meet the requirements in this rule.
Privacy Act Exemption for AssuranceNet
Document Number: 2024-03343
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is amending its regulations to exempt certain records maintained by its AssuranceNet (ANet) system of records from the notification and access provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). FSIS is taking this action because ANet contains information directly associated with investigations conducted by FSIS for law enforcement purposes.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods: Committee and Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2024-03185
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice is announcing the intention of the USDA to renew the committee for the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) and its charter.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Mechanically Tenderized Beef Products
Document Number: 2024-02417
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew an approved information collection regarding the labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2024.
2024 Rate Changes for the Basetime, Overtime, Holiday, Laboratory Services, and Export Application Fees
Document Number: 2023-28231
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the 2024 rates it will charge meat, poultry, and egg products establishments, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. Additionally, FSIS is announcing that there will be no changes to the fee FSIS assesses to exporters that choose to apply for export certificates electronically through the export component of the Agency's Public Health Information System. The 2024 basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied on January 14, 2024.
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Web-Based Surveys
Document Number: 2023-27602
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to collect information using web surveys to test new labels for safe handling of raw and partially cooked meat and poultry products. This is a new information collection with 3,550 hours.
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2023-24546
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding the qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by FSIS. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on March 31, 2024.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-23636
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
This notice is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a virtual public meeting from November 14, 2023, through November 16, 2023. The NACMCF Secretariat will introduce newly appointed members for the 2023- 2025 Committee term and introduce a new charge from FSIS on genomic characterization of pathogens. Also, the Committee will continue working on the response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cronobacter spp. in Powdered Infant Formula charge.
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Salmonella Control Strategies Pilot Projects
Document Number: 2023-22978
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request a new information collection for pilot projects that test different control strategies for Salmonella contamination in poultry products. This is a new information collection with an estimated annual burden of 620 hours. On April 8, 2022, FSIS published a notice announcing this new information collection with an estimated annual burden of 310 hours. However, since publication, FSIS received an increased number of requests for participation in the pilot projects program. Therefore, FSIS is republishing the notice to increase the estimated annual burden by 310 hours for a total of 620 hours.
Notice of Request for New Information Collection: Small and Very Small Establishment Outreach Survey
Document Number: 2023-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request a new information collection to solicit feedback from small and very small establishment owners. FSIS plans to use a multi-language survey to ascertain how FSIS can better service the needs of small and very small establishments and improve outreach to them. This is a new information collection with 417 hours.
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Salmonella Initiative Program
Document Number: 2023-22422
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to renew the approved information collection regarding the Salmonella Initiative Program (SIP). FSIS is making no changes to the current collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on February 29, 2024.
Notice of Request to Renew an Approved Information Collection: Egg Products Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
Document Number: 2023-21053
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding egg products Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs). There are no changes to the information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on January 31, 2024.
Condemnation of Poultry Carcasses Affected With Any Form of Avian Leukosis Complex; Recission
Document Number: 2023-17451
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is amending the poultry products inspection regulations to rescind several regulations related to the inspection and condemnation of poultry carcasses affected with any of the forms of avian leukosis complex.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Document Number: 2023-15856
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
This notice is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a virtual public meeting of the full Committee on August 30, 2023. The Committee will discuss and vote to adopt the following report: Cyclospora cayetanensis in Produce. The Committee will also provide an update on the Cronobacter spp. in Powdered Infant Formula charge.
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Qualitative Research on Food Safety Behaviors Among Parents and Caregivers Who Prepare Meals for Minors or Older Adults. In Depth Interview Research
Document Number: 2023-14533
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to collect information from interviews on consumer food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. FSIS will also collect consumer responses to food safety messages related to home cooking to gather feedback on message content and format. This is a new information collection with 547 hours.
Salmonella in Not-Ready-To-Eat Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products; Correction
Document Number: 2023-14008
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is publishing a correction to a proposed determination that published on April 28, 2023. The correction inserts missing information on how to access the proposed determination's Cost Benefit Analysis on the FSIS website.
Notice of Request To Revise an Approved Information Collection: Accreditation of Laboratories, Transactions and Exemptions
Document Number: 2023-13883
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request a revision of the approved information collection for the accreditation of laboratories; transactions with official meat and poultry establishments, egg products processing plants, and other firms; and exemptions from requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. FSIS has reduced the burden estimate for this collection by 13 hours based on updated information for the accreditation of laboratories. The approval for this information collection will expire on November 30, 2023.
Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens
Document Number: 2023-12994
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the availability of its updated Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Retail Delicatessens. The best-practices guidance discusses steps that retailers can take to prevent certain ready-to-eat (RTE) foods that are prepared or sliced in retail delicatessens (delis) and consumed in the home, such as deli meats and deli salads, from becoming contaminated with Lm and thus a source of listeriosis. FSIS encourages retailers to review the guidance and evaluate the effectiveness of their retail practices and intervention strategies in reducing the risk of listeriosis to consumers from RTE meat and poultry deli products.
Availability of FSIS Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Swine Slaughter and Pork Processing Establishments
Document Number: 2023-11677
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing that it has updated its guideline for pork producers on controlling Salmonella in swine from pre-harvest through slaughter. The guideline covers pre-harvest controls, including farm rearing, multi-hurdle interventions, transport, and lairage. It contains slaughter control recommendations. It also covers pork fabrication controls, including processing, packaging, and distribution controls for pork cuts and comminuted pork products. Additionally, FSIS is responding to comments on the guideline.
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Consumer Labeling Research: Focus Groups
Document Number: 2023-10145
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to collect information using focus groups to test new labels for safe handling of raw and partially cooked meat and poultry products. This is a new information collection with 247 hours.
Availability of FSIS Ready-To-Eat Fermented, Salt-Cured, and Dried Products Guideline
Document Number: 2023-09614
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on a guidance document for small and very small meat and poultry establishments manufacturing ready-to-eat (RTE), shelf-stable, fermented, salt-cured, and dried meat and poultry products, that do not use cooking as the primary lethality step. This guideline addresses many commonly asked questions concerning the food safety hazards associated with these products and the key steps in each process needed to ensure safety. This guideline replaces and expands upon information previously found in other guidance documents addressing the safe production of RTE fermented meat and poultry products.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-09111
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a public meeting of the full Committee and Subcommittees from May 16, 2023 to May 18, 2023. The Committee will provide updates on the charges related to Cyclospora cayetanensis in produce and Cronobacter spp. in Powdered Infant Formula.
Salmonella in Not-Ready-To-Eat Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products
Document Number: 2023-09043
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to declare that not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded stuffed chicken products that contain Salmonella at levels of 1 colony forming unit (CFU) per gram or higher are adulterated within the meaning of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). Although the labeling of these products has undergone significant changes over time to better inform consumers that they are raw and to provide instructions on how to prepare them safely, NRTE breaded stuffed chicken products continue to be associated with Salmonella illness outbreaks. Therefore, FSIS has concluded that public health measures that focus primarily on product labeling and consumer handling practices have not been effective in preventing additional foodborne illnesses associated with NRTE breaded stuffed chicken products. FSIS is also proposing to carry out verification procedures, including sampling and testing of the chicken component of these products prior to stuffing and breading, to ensure producing establishments control Salmonella in these products.
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
Document Number: 2023-08617
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), FSIS is announcing a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on State and Federal meat and poultry inspection programs, food safety, and other matters that fall within the scope of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). The committee will convene virtually on June 21-22, 2023, in a public meeting where FSIS will present one charge to the Committee: to offer input on ways FSIS can enhance outreach efforts to best promote equity and bring economic opportunity to underserved communities and individuals, while strengthening the food supply chain and ensuring compliance with food safety regulations.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection
Document Number: 2023-08553
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding poultry slaughter inspection. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on August 31, 2023.
Notice of Request To Revise an Approved Information Collection: State Meat and Poultry Inspection Programs
Document Number: 2023-07857
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request revision of the approved information collection regarding State Meat and Poultry Inspection Programs. FSIS is adding 164 burden hours to the collection due to the addition of new states. The approval for this information collection will expire on July 31, 2023.
Notice of Request for Revision of an Approved Information Collection (Public Health Information System)
Document Number: 2023-07854
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to revise the approved information collection regarding its Public Health Information System (PHIS). The Agency has increased the burden estimate by 524 hours to include time for exporters to print meat and poultry export certificates. FSIS is expecting exporters with access to PHIS and a functional printer to print digitally signed export certificates. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2024.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Laboratory Assessment Requests
Document Number: 2023-07762
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection for non-FSIS laboratories (state, local, or private) that test food samples during illness outbreaks and recall investigations. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on July 31, 2023.
Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations
Document Number: 2023-07098
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Solicit for Membership Nominations
Document Number: 2023-06261
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
On February 6, 2023, the USDA published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). In the notice, FSIS stated that the nomination period would close on March 15, 2023. FSIS is extending the nomination period until April 17, 2023, to provide interested persons with additional time to submit their nomination packages.
Voluntary Labeling of FSIS-Regulated Products With U.S.-Origin Claims
Document Number: 2023-04815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-03-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is proposing to amend its regulations to define the conditions under which the labeling of meat, poultry, and egg products, as well as voluntarily-inspected products, may bear voluntary label claims indicating that the product is of United States origin. The Agency is taking this action to resolve consumer confusion surrounding current voluntary label claims related to the origin of FSIS-regulated products in the U.S. marketplace. Under this proposal, establishments would not need to include these claims on the label, but if they chose to include them, they would need to meet the requirements in this rule.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Procedures for the Notification of New Technology and Requests for Waivers
Document Number: 2023-04597
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding the procedures for notifying the Agency about new technology and requests for waivers. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2023.
Food Standards; General Principles and Food Standards Modernization; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: 2023-04114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (jointly, we) are announcing the withdrawal of the proposed rule entitled ``General Principles and Food Standards Modernization,'' which published in the Federal Register of May 20, 2005. FDA and FSIS are taking this action in response to comments received in 2005 and in 2020 after FDA reopened the comment period for the proposed rule.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Voluntary Destruction of Imported Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
Document Number: 2023-04087
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding the voluntary destruction of imported meat, poultry, and egg products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2023.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Nutrition Labeling of Major Cuts of Single-Ingredient Raw Meat or Poultry Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products
Document Number: 2023-04086
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding nutrition labeling of the major cuts of single-ingredient raw meat or poultry products and ground or chopped meat and poultry products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2023.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Advanced Meat Recovery
Document Number: 2023-04085
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from advanced meat recovery systems. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2023.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Sanitation SOPs and Pathogen Reduction/HACCP
Document Number: 2023-04084
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, FSIS is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information collection regarding Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs) and pathogen testing and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems requirements. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on June 30, 2023.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Membership Nominations
Document Number: 2023-02395
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the USDA and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the USDA is soliciting nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). There are 15 vacancies. Advisory Committee members serve a two-year term that will begin September 2023 through September 2025. Members may be reappointed for one additional consecutive term at the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Prior Label Approval System: Expansion of Generic Label Approval
Document Number: 2023-00693
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-01-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is amending its regulations to expand the circumstances under which it will generically approve the labels of meat, poultry, and egg products. Also, as of the effective date of this final rule, FSIS will no longer evaluate generically approved labels that establishments and egg products plants voluntarily submit for FSIS review. FSIS is also announcing the availability of revised guidelines on the types of labels that must be submitted to FSIS for approval.
2023 Rate Changes for the Basetime, Overtime, Holiday, Laboratory Services, and Export Application Fees
Document Number: 2022-27943
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS is announcing the 2023 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. Additionally, FSIS is announcing that there will be no changes to the fee FSIS assesses to exporters that choose to apply for export certificates electronically through the export component of the Agency's Public Health Information System. The 2023 basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied on January 1, 2023.
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