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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD63 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Labeling of Meat Food Products Derived From Calves 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS is proposing to amend its labeling regulations to establish criteria for when meat products derived from calves can be called "veal."  FSIS is proposing to define a calf as young bovine of either sex that has not reached puberty (generally younger than nine months) and has a maximum live weight of 750 pounds. Under the proposed rule, veal would be the codified common or usual name for products derived from calves raised primarily on a liquid diet, and red veal would be the codified common or usual name for products derived from calves raised on a diet that includes grain and forages. In addition, the proposed rule would establish codified criteria for labeling veal products as special-fed veal, formula-fed veal, or milk-fed veal and would codify criteria for labeling red veal products as pastured-raised veal. 

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 317   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 621   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  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 Williams
Director, Issuances Staff (IS)
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-5627
Fax:202 690-0486