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Indirect Food Additives: PolymersRule2017-0898805/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of potassium perchlorate as an additive in closure-sealing gaskets for food containers because this use has been ab … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of potassium perchlorate as an additive in closure-sealing gaskets for food containers because this use has been abandoned. This action is in response to a petition filed by Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.indirect-food-additives-polymersFR-Doc-2017-08988
Presiding Officer for an Appeal and Informal Hearing; Technical AmendmentsRule2017-0535003/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is making revisions to Chapter I of its regulations. These revisions are necessary to reflect changes to the Agency's organizational structure, including the dissolution of th … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is making revisions to Chapter I of its regulations. These revisions are necessary to reflect changes to the Agency's organizational structure, including the dissolution of the Regional Food and Drug Director position. The revisions replace references to the Regional Food and Drug Director, who is designated to preside over administrative appeals and at informal hearings on appeal, with references to Office of Regulatory Affairs Program Directors. The rule does not impose any new regulatory requirements on affected parties. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to improve the accuracy of the Agency's regulations.presiding-officer-for-an-appeal-and-informal-hearing-technical-amendmentsFR-Doc-2017-05350
Revision of the Nutrition Facts Labels for Meat and Poultry Products and Updating Certain Reference Amounts Customarily ConsumedProposed Rule2016-2927201/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentConsistent with the recent changes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for meat (including fish of the orde … Consistent with the recent changes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for meat (including fish of the order Siluriformes) and poultry products to better reflect the most recent scientific research and dietary recommendations and to improve the presentation of nutrition information to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices. FSIS is proposing to update the list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared; provide updated Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and Reference Daily Intake (RDI) values that are based on current dietary recommendations from consensus reports; and amend the labeling requirements for foods represented or purported to be specifically for children under the age of 4 years and pregnant women and lactating women and establish nutrient reference values specifically for these population subgroups. FSIS is also proposing to revise the format and appearance of the Nutrition Facts label; amend the definition of a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; and update and modify several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs or reference amounts). Finally, FSIS is proposing to consolidate the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products into a new Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part.revision-of-the-nutrition-facts-labels-for-meat-and-poultry-products-and-updating-certain-referenceFR-Doc-2016-29272
Indirect Food Additives: Paper and Paperboard ComponentsRule2016-2811611/22/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of two specific perfluoroalkyl containing substances as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of two specific perfluoroalkyl containing substances as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because these uses have been abandoned. This action is in response to a petition filed by Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of 3M Corporation.indirect-food-additives-paper-and-paperboard-componentsFR-Doc-2016-28116
Amendment to the Definition of \u201cCondition\u201d and Prerequisite Requirement for Shell Eggs Eligible for Grading and Certification Stated in the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell EggsRule2016-2224609/16/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will amend the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs to clarify the definition of ``condition'' and revise the prerequisite requirement for shell eggs eligible for volunta … The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will amend the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs to clarify the definition of ``condition'' and revise the prerequisite requirement for shell eggs eligible for voluntary USDA grading and certification.amendment-to-the-definition-of-condition-and-prerequisite-requirement-for-shell-eggs-eligible-forFR-Doc-2016-22246
Substances Generally Recognized as SafeRule2016-1916408/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule that amends and clarifies the criteria in our regulations for when the use of a substance in food for humans or animals is not subject to the premarket approval … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule that amends and clarifies the criteria in our regulations for when the use of a substance in food for humans or animals is not subject to the premarket approval requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) because the substance is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under the conditions of its intended use. We also are amending our regulations to replace the voluntary GRAS affirmation petition process with a voluntary notification procedure under which any person may notify us of a conclusion that a substance is GRAS under the conditions of its intended use. The clarified criteria for GRAS status should help stakeholders draw more informed conclusions about whether the intended conditions of use of a substance in food for humans or animals complies with the FD&C Act, and the notification procedure will enable stakeholders to be aware of whether we have questioned the basis of a conclusion of GRAS status.substances-generally-recognized-as-safeFR-Doc-2016-19164
Eligibility of Namibia To Export Meat Products to the United StatesRule2016-1654607/13/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to add Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. FSIS has reviewed Namibia's law … The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to add Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. FSIS has reviewed Namibia's laws, regulations, and inspection system as implemented, and has determined that they are equivalent to the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the regulations implementing this statute, and the United States food safety system for meat and meat products. Under this final rule, Namibia will only be able to export to the United States boneless (not ground) raw beef products, such as primal cuts, chuck, blade, and beef trimmings, processed in certified Namibian establishments, because FSIS only assessed Namibia's meat inspection system with respect to these products. Namibia would need to submit additional information for FSIS to review before FSIS would allow Namibia to export other beef product or product from other types of livestock to the United States. All products that Namibia exports to the United States will be subject to reinspection at United States ports-of-entry by FSIS inspectors.eligibility-of-namibia-to-export-meat-products-to-the-united-statesFR-Doc-2016-16546
Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food Against Intentional AdulterationRule2016-1237305/27/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing this final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to address hazards tha … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing this final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide scale public health harm. These food facilities are required to conduct a vulnerability assessment to identify significant vulnerabilities and actionable process steps and implement mitigation strategies to significantly minimize or prevent significant vulnerabilities identified at actionable process steps in a food operation. FDA is issuing these requirements as part of our implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).mitigation-strategies-to-protect-food-against-intentional-adulterationFR-Doc-2016-12373
Amendment to the Definition of \u201cCondition\u201d and Prerequisite Requirement for Shell Eggs Eligible for Grading and Certification Stated in the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell EggsProposed Rule2016-0913904/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs to clarify the definition of ``condition'' and revise the prerequisite requirement for shell eggs eligible for vol … The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs to clarify the definition of ``condition'' and revise the prerequisite requirement for shell eggs eligible for voluntary USDA grading and certification. The proposed revision to the prerequisite requirement will prohibit the use of Salmonella Enteritidis-adulterated or recalled shell eggs from being presented to USDA for grading and certification. AMS is proposing to revise the definition of ``condition'' to remove any food safety implications resulting from the use of the term ``wholesomeness'' and clarify that AMS' role in grading and certification of shell eggs is solely for a quality determination.amendment-to-the-definition-of-condition-and-prerequisite-requirement-for-shell-eggs-eligible-forFR-Doc-2016-09139
Elimination of Trichinae Control Regulations and Consolidation of Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile RegulationsProposed Rule2016-0657603/28/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the Federal meat inspection regulations to eliminate the requirements for both ready-to-eat (RTE) and not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork and pork products to be treated to … The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the Federal meat inspection regulations to eliminate the requirements for both ready-to-eat (RTE) and not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork and pork products to be treated to destroy trichinae (Trichinella spiralis) because the regulations are inconsistent with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, and because these prescriptive regulations are no longer necessary. If this supplemental proposed rule is finalized, FSIS will end its Trichinella Approved Laboratory Program (TALP program) for the evaluation and approval of non-Federal laboratories that use the pooled sample digestion technique to analyze samples for the presence of trichinae. FSIS is also proposing to consolidate the regulations on thermally processed, commercially sterile meat and poultry products (i.e., canned food products containing meat or poultry).elimination-of-trichinae-control-regulations-and-consolidation-of-thermally-processed-commerciallyFR-Doc-2016-06576
Use of Materials Derived From Cattle in Human Food and CosmeticsRule2016-0612303/18/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule prohibiting the use of certain cattle material to address the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in human food, including dietary supplements … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule prohibiting the use of certain cattle material to address the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in human food, including dietary supplements, and cosmetics. We have designated the following items as prohibited cattle materials: Specified risk materials (SRMs), the small intestine from all cattle (unless the distal ileum has been removed), material from nonambulatory disabled cattle, material from cattle not inspected and passed, or mechanically separated (MS) (Beef). We are taking this action to minimize human exposure to certain cattle material that could potentially contain the BSE agent.use-of-materials-derived-from-cattle-in-human-food-and-cosmeticsFR-Doc-2016-06123
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Library Address; Technical AmendmentsRule2016-0178702/03/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending certain regulations to update the location of references cited in our food regulations. We are taking this action to reflect the transfer of those references from our facility i … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending certain regulations to update the location of references cited in our food regulations. We are taking this action to reflect the transfer of those references from our facility in College Park, MD, to our library at our main campus in Silver Spring, MD. We also are updating certain regulations to reflect the current names for specific FDA offices.center-for-food-safety-and-applied-nutrition-library-address-technical-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-01787
Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Technical AmendmentRule2016-0109101/22/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending a final rule that published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2015. That final rule amended our regulation for current good manufacturing practice in manufacturing, packin … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending a final rule that published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2015. That final rule amended our regulation for current good manufacturing practice in manufacturing, packing, or holding human food to modernize it, and to add requirements for domestic and foreign facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. That final rule also revised certain definitions in our current regulation for registration of food facilities to clarify the scope of the exemption from registration requirements provided by the FD&C Act for ``farms.'' The final rule published with some editorial and inadvertent errors. This document corrects those errors.current-good-manufacturing-practice-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-humanFR-Doc-2016-01091
Indirect Food Additives: Paper and Paperboard ComponentsRule2015-3302601/04/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of three specific perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing food-contact substances (FCSs) as oil and water repellants for p … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of three specific perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing food-contact substances (FCSs) as oil and water repellants for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because new data are available as to the toxicity of substances structurally similar to these compounds that demonstrate there is no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the food-contact use of these FCSs. This action is in response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Food Safety, the Breast Cancer Fund, the Center for Environmental Health, Clean Water Action, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Children's Environmental Health Network, Environmental Working Group, and Improving Kids' Environment.indirect-food-additives-paper-and-paperboard-componentsFR-Doc-2015-33026
Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived From Such FishRule2015-2979312/02/2015DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations to establish a mandatory inspection program for fish of the order Siluriformes and products derived from these fish. These final regulations implement the provis … The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations to establish a mandatory inspection program for fish of the order Siluriformes and products derived from these fish. These final regulations implement the provisions of the 2008 and 2014 Farm Bills, which amended the Federal Meat Inspection Act, mandating FSIS inspection of Siluriformes.mandatory-inspection-of-fish-of-the-order-siluriformes-and-products-derived-from-such-fishFR-Doc-2015-29793
Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human FoodRule2015-2192009/17/2015DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending our regulation for Current Good Manufacturing Practice In Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food in two fundamental ways. First, we are modernizing the long-st … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending our regulation for Current Good Manufacturing Practice In Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food in two fundamental ways. First, we are modernizing the long-standing current good manufacturing practice requirements. Second, we are adding requirements for domestic and foreign facilities that are subject to our regulation for Registration of Food Facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk- based preventive controls for human food. We also are revising certain definitions in our regulation for Registration of Food Facilities to clarify the scope of the exemption from registration requirements provided for ``farms'' and, in so doing, to clarify which domestic and foreign facilities are subject to the requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. We are taking this action as part of our announced initiative to revisit the current good manufacturing practice requirements since they were last revised in 1986 and to implement new statutory provisions in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The rule is intended to build a food safety system for the future that makes modern, science- and risk-based preventive controls the norm across all sectors of the food system.current-good-manufacturing-practice-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-humanFR-Doc-2015-21920
Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for AnimalsRule2015-2192109/17/2015DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is adding regulations for the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. These regulations will, for the first time, est … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is adding regulations for the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. These regulations will, for the first time, establish requirements for the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) for food for animals. In addition, we are adding requirements for certain domestic and foreign animal food facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for food for animals. We are taking this action to provide greater assurance that animal food is safe and will not cause illness or injury to humans and animals and to implement new statutory provisions in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule is intended to build an animal food safety system for the future that makes modern science- and risk-based preventive controls the norm across all sectors of the animal food system.current-good-manufacturing-practice-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-food-forFR-Doc-2015-21921
Descriptive Designation for Needle- or Blade-Tenderized (Mechanically Tenderized) Beef ProductsRule2015-1191605/18/2015DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to require the use of the descriptive designation ``mechanically tenderized,'' ``blade tenderized,'' or ``needle tenderized'' on t … The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to require the use of the descriptive designation ``mechanically tenderized,'' ``blade tenderized,'' or ``needle tenderized'' on the labels of raw or partially cooked needle- or blade-tenderized beef products, including beef products injected with a marinade or solution, unless the products are to be fully cooked or to receive another full lethality treatment at an official establishment. Under these final regulations, the product names of the affected products will have to include the descriptive designation ``mechanically tenderized,'' ``blade tenderized,'' or ``needle tenderized'' and an accurate description of the beef component. The print for all words in the descriptive designation and the product name will have to be in a single easy-to- read type style and color and must appear on a single-color contrasting background. The print may appear in upper and lower case letters, with the lower case letters not smaller than one-third (\\1/3\\) the size of the largest letter. In addition, the labels of raw and partially cooked needle- or blade-tenderized beef products destined for household consumers, hotels, restaurants, or similar institutions will have to bear validated cooking instructions. The instructions will have to specify the minimum internal temperatures and any hold or ``dwell'' times for the products to ensure that they are fully cooked. FSIS is amending the regulations because of scientific evidence that mechanically tenderized beef products need to be fully cooked in order to reduce the risk of pathogenic bacteria that may be transferred to the interior of the meat during mechanical tenderization. FSIS is also announcing the availability of updated guidance for the use of federally inspected establishments in developing validated cooking instructions for mechanically tenderized product.descriptive-designation-for-needle--or-blade-tenderized-mechanically-tenderized-beef-productsFR-Doc-2015-11916
Descriptive Designation for Raw Meat and Poultry Products Containing Added SolutionsRule2014-3047212/31/2014DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations to require the use of a descriptive designation as part of the product name on the labels of raw meat and poultry products that contain added solutions and … The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations to require the use of a descriptive designation as part of the product name on the labels of raw meat and poultry products that contain added solutions and that do not meet a standard of identity. The descriptive designation will have to include the percentage of added solution, and the individual ingredients or multi-ingredient components in the solution listed in descending order of predominance by weight. The print for all words in the product name, including the descriptive designation, must appear in a single easy-to-read type style and color and on a single-color contrasting background. The print may appear in upper and lower case letters, with the lower case letters not smaller than one-third (\\1/3\\) the size of the largest letter. The percent solution must appear as a number (e.g., 15, 20, 30) with the percentage sign (%) and may be declared with the word ``containing'' or ``contains.'' Under this final rule, the word ``enhanced'' is not allowed in the product name. The Agency is also removing the standard of identity regulation for ``ready-to-cook poultry products to which solutions are added''.descriptive-designation-for-raw-meat-and-poultry-products-containing-added-solutionsFR-Doc-2014-30472
Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for AnimalsProposed Rule2014-2244509/29/2014DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to amend our 2013 proposed rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. In that 2013 propose … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to amend our 2013 proposed rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. In that 2013 proposed rule, we proposed to add CGMP requirements for animal food and to add requirements for certain domestic and foreign facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for food for animals. We are taking this action because the input we have received from public comments has led to significant changes in our current thinking on certain key provisions of this proposed rule. We are reopening the comment period only with respect to specific issues identified in this proposed rule.current-good-manufacturing-practice-and-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-foodFR-Doc-2014-22445
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