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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE20 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Plant Records to Include Grade Label Butterfat Testing (AMS-DA-22-0064)  

This rulemaking would modernize and increase efficiency of the current butterfat testing process offered as part of Grading Services by creating a butterfat test recordkeeping requirement for dairy product manufacturing plants and eliminate redundant USDA testing. Currently, plants conduct regular tests to ensure compliance with composition standards and a USDA inspector conducts another test at the time of inspection. Requiring records of the plant butterfat tests to be made available during a USDA inspection would reduce an additional test and allow USDA to ensure more consistent butterfat composition since there would be multiple test records to review.

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: 7 CFR 58.148   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/15/2023  88 FR 55426   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/16/2023 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
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:
Erin Taylor
Acting Director, Order Formulation and Enforcement Division, Dairy Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0231,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-7311