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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG35 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption  
Abstract:

This rule will establish science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of those types of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities for which the Secretary has determined that such standards minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death. The purpose of the rule is to reduce the risk of illness associated with fresh produce.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 112   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 342    21 U.S.C. 350h    21 U.S.C. 371    42 U.S.C. 264    Pub. L. 111-353 (signed on January 4, 2011)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  To the Office of the Federal Register for publication.  10/31/2015 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/16/2013  78 FR 3503   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/16/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/26/2013  78 FR 24692   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  09/16/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  08/09/2013  78 FR 48637   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  11/15/2013 
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule  08/19/2013  78 FR 50358   
Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule Comment Period End  11/15/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/20/2013  78 FR 69605   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  11/22/2013 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule; Comment Period Extended  03/11/2014  79 FR 13593   
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule; Comment Period Extended End  04/18/2014 
Supplemental NPRM  09/29/2014  79 FR 58433   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2014 
Final Action--Draft Environmental Impact Statement  01/14/2015  80 FR 1852   
Final Action--Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period End  03/13/2015 
Final Action Effective  01/26/2016 
Final Rule  11/27/2015  80 FR 74353   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Samir Assar
Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Safety, 5001 Campus Drive,
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-1636
Email: samir.assar@fda.hhs.gov