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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD71 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Elimination of Dual Weight Labeling Requirements for Certain Meat and Poultry Products 
Abstract:

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its labeling regulations to remove provisions that require packages of meat or poultry products that contain at least one pound or pint, but less than four pounds or one gallon, to express the net weight or net contents as a dual declaration on the product label. Conforming amendments will also be made to regulations currently providing exceptions to the dual declaration requirements for random weight, small, and multi-unit packages, as well as certain packages containing margarine and bacon (9 CFR 317.2(h)(9) and (12); 9 CFR 381.121 (c)(8) and (9)).

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 317.2(h)(5)    9 CFR 317.2(h)(9)    9 CFR 317.2(h)(12)    9 CFR 381.121(c)(5)    9 CFR 381.121(c)(8)    9 CFR 381.121(c)(9)   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.    21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/17/2019  84 FR 15989   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/17/2019 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
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:
Melissa Hammar
Acting Director, Regulations Development Staff
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-2096
Email: melissa.hammar@usda.gov