Food Safety and Inspection Service October 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inhumane Handling of Livestock in Connection With Slaughter by Persons Not Employed by the Official Establishment
Document Number: 2016-24754
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is announcing its intent to hold livestock owners, transporters, haulers and other persons not employed by an official establishment responsible if they commit acts involving inhumane handling of livestock in connection with slaughter when on the premises of an official establishment. The Agency intends to initiate civil or criminal action, in appropriate circumstances, against individuals not employed by an official establishment, if these individuals handle livestock inhumanely in connection with slaughter when on the official premises. FSIS believes these actions will further improve the welfare of livestock handled in connection with slaughter by ensuring that all persons that inhumanely handle livestock in connection with slaughter are held accountable.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24733
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food Safety and Inspection Service Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed To Substantiate Animal Raising Claims for Label Submission
Document Number: 2016-24067
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of an updated version of the Agency's compliance guideline on documentation needed to support animal-raising claims on product labels that must be submitted for Agency approval before they can be used on product labels. The updated guideline reflects FSIS's current position and procedures for reviewing animal-raising claims and includes explanations of animal-raising claims that FSIS may approve and the types of supporting documentation that the Agency requires to be submitted to support these claims.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-23990
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service