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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD83 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Removal of 9 CFR Part 355--Certified Products for Dogs, Cats, and Other Carnivora; Inspection, Certification, and Identification as to Class, Quality, Quantity, and Condition 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to eliminate its regulations at 9 CFR part 355, thus ending the program under which FSIS inspectors provide fee-for-service certification that certain foods for dogs, cats and other carnivora (pet food) are produced under sanitary conditions and meet compositional and labeling requirements. The certified pet food regulations are outdated, and FSIS is unaware of any establishments currently paying for FSIS certification services for pet food. Additionally, the fact that both USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspect pet food has led to industry and consumer confusion, and both agencies agree that stakeholders will benefit from the simplification of Federal jurisdiction over pet food.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 355   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622 and 1624   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Matthew Michael
Director, Regulations Development Staff
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-0345
Fax:202 690-0486