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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD30 Publication ID: Spring 2009 
Title: Product Labeling: Use of the Voluntary Claim "Natural" on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products 
Abstract: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) as part of its process to establish the conditions under which the Agency will permit the voluntary claim "natural" to be used on the labeling of meat and poultry products. After considering comments on the "natural" claim submitted by the public in response to a Federal Register notice that the Agency issued on December 5, 2006, and the comments presented at a public meeting held by the Agency on December 12, 2006, FSIS has decided to solicit additional public input. FSIS has concluded that another round of preliminary comments could help resolve the issues surrounding "natural." Therefore, the Agency is publishing this ANPRM to solicit more focused comments on the issue. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 317    9 CFR 381   
Legal Authority: 21 USC 601 et seq    21 USC 421 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/00/2009    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Gioglio
Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Administrator Office of Policy and Program Development
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-5025
Fax:202 720-2025
Email: charles.gioglio@fsis.usda.gov