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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI40 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Milk and Cream Product and Yogurt Products, Final Rule to Revoke the Standards for Lowfat Yogurt and Nonfat Yogurt and to Amend the Standard for Yogurt 

This final rule amends the standard of identity for yogurt and revokes the standards of identity for lowfat yogurt and nonfat yogurt. It modernizes the standard for yogurt to allow for technological advances, to preserve the basic nature and essential characteristics of yogurt, and to promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers. Section 701(e)(1), of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that the amendment or repeal of the definition and standard of identity for a dairy product proceed under a formal rulemaking process. Such is consistent with the formal rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 556 and 557). Although, standard practice is not to include formal rulemaking in the Unified Agenda, this rule is included to highlight the de-regulatory work in this space.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321    21 U.S.C. 336    21 U.S.C. 341    21 U.S.C. 343    21 U.S.C. 348    21 U.S.C. 371(e)    21 U.S.C. 379e   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/03/2003  68 FR 39873   
ANPRM Comment Period End  10/01/2003 
NPRM  01/15/2009  74 FR 2443   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/29/2009 
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Terri Wenger
Food Technologist
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5001 Campus Drive,
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-2371