Food Safety and Inspection Service August 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery)
Document Number: 2010-20720
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
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 request an extension of an approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from Advanced Meat Recovery systems because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Procedures for the Notification of New Technology)
Document Number: 2010-19976
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
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, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) intention to request a revision of a currently approved information collection regarding the procedures for notifying the Agency about new technology because the OMB approval will expire on November 30, 2010, and because FSIS has revised its total annual burden estimate in light of the latest available data.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food
Document Number: 2010-20011
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine, are sponsoring a public meeting on August 16, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 19th Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, from August 30-September 3, 2010. The Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to
Changes to the Schedule of Operations Regulations
Document Number: 2010-19346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the meat, poultry products, and egg products regulations pertaining to the schedule of operations. FSIS is proposing to amend these regulations to define the 8-hour work day as including time that inspection program personnel need to spend at the workplace donning and doffing required gear, time spent walking to their workstations after donning required gear, and time spent walking from their work stations prior to doffing required gear. FSIS is amending these regulations to ensure effective and prudent expenditure of Agency budgetary and other resources while administering its inspection program in accord with the Supreme Court's holding in IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez, 546 U.S. 21 (2005) and policy guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.
Notice of Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Listeria Monocytogenes
Document Number: 2010-19341
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) intention to request a revision of a currently approved information collection regarding Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products because the OMB approval will expire on November 30, 2010, and to reflect its most recent plant data, which supports an estimate of fewer total burden hours.