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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI04 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: ●Crabmeat; Amendment of Common or Usual Name 

This rule replaces brown king crabmeat with golden king crabmeat as the sole common or usual name of crabmeat derived from the species Lithodes aequispinus, and revises the scientific name to read as Lithodes aequispinus.  We are issuing this rule in response to section 774 of the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act stating that, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the acceptable market name of Lithodes aequispinus is golden king crab.  This rule also includes a technical amendment to clarify that Paralithodes platypus is a scientific name, not a common or usual name. 

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 102.50   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321    21 U.S.C. 343    21 U.S.C. 371   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2018 
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:
Steven Bloodgood
Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive (HFS-325),
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-5136