Food Safety and Inspection Service 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petitions for Rulemaking
Document Number: E6-172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to adopt regulations governing the submission to FSIS of petitions for rulemaking. The Agency is proposing this action to supplement existing non-regulatory guidance on the submission of petitions to FSIS to consider requests to issue, amend, or repeal regulations administered by the Agency. FSIS expects that this proposed rule, if adopted, will help to ensure the filing of well-supported petitions that contain the information necessary to proceed with consideration of the requested rulemaking in a timely manner.
Food Labeling; Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of the Term: “Healthy”
Document Number: 06-268
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that its regulations will continue to provide that individual meat and poultry products bearing the claim ``healthy'' (or any other derivative of the term ``health'') must contain no more than 480 milligrams (mg) of sodium; and that meal-type products bearing the claim ``healthy'' (or any other derivative of the term ``health'') must contain no more than 600 mg of sodium. FSIS is deferring indefinitely, until further notice, implementation of the requirements that individual meat and poultry products bearing the claim ``healthy'' (or any other derivative of the term ``health'') contain no more than 360 milligrams (mg) of sodium and that meal-type products bearing the claim ``healthy'' (or any other derivative of the term ``health'') contain no more than 480 mg of sodium.