Comments must be submitted by Feb. 25, 2020 on a Food Safety and Inspection Service labeling guideline regarding documentation needed to substantiate animal raising claims on labels.
What is this?
Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and Poultry Products Inspection Act, FSIS develops and implements regulations to require that the labels of meat and poultry products are truthful. The Agriculture Secretary must approve the labels before the products are sold. Any label with a special statement or claim must be submitted to FSIS for approval.
What are some examples of animal-raising claims?
Examples include "vegetarian-fed," "grass-fed," and "raised without the use of antibiotics."
Where can you find the major changes to the guidelines?
How do you comment?
Go to www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. Or, send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the agency name and docket number FSIS– 2016–0021. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to www.regulations.gov.
Need more information?
For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700.