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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD95 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Food Standards: General Principles and Food Standards Modernization 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is proposing to establish general principles that would be the first step in modernizing and updating the framework for food standards (including standards of identity, standards of quality, and standards of fill of containers). FDA and FSIS jointly issued a proposed rule in 2005 proposing such general principles. FDA reopened the comment period in 2020 because of the time that has elapsed since the publication of the proposed rule during which time there have been additional technological advances and other changes in the food industry that could help inform the development of a modernized food standards framework. Many of the comments submitted in response to the reopening suggested that the general principles be revised and consolidated to make the principles easier to understand and implement. As a result, FSIS and FDA decided to withdraw the 2005 proposed rule. FSIS and FDA intend to publish a new proposed rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 410.1    21 CFR 130.5   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.    21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.    21 U.S.C. 321 et seq.    21 U.S.C. 336    21 U.S.C. 341    21 U.S.C. 343    21 U.S.C. 371   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2024 
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:
Melissa Hammar
Director, Regulations Development Staff
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 286-2255