[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11324-11325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03390]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / 
Proposed Rules

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Food Safety and Inspection Service

9 CFR Parts 301, 304, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 327, 362, 381, 412 
and 416

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0024]

Revision of the Nutrition Facts Labels for Meat and Poultry; 
Products and Updating Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, to the 
heads of executive departments and agencies from the Assistant to the 
President and Chief of Staff entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending 
Review,'' the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS) is extending by 30 days the public comment period for 
this proposed rule, which was published on January 19, 2017.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published on January 19, 2017 (82 
FR 7149) must be received on or before Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this proposed rule by 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including CD-ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots 
Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8-163B, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700.
     Hand- or Courier-Delivered Submittals: Deliver to Patriots 
Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-163B, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2014-0024. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-
164, Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Canavan, Deputy Director, 
Labeling and Program Delivery Staff, Office of Policy and Program 
Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Stop Code 3784, Patriots Plaza 3, 8-161A, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700; Telephone (301) 
504-0879; Fax (202) 245-4792.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with the memorandum of January 
20, 2017, to the heads of executive departments and agencies from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review,'' FSIS is extending by 30 days the public 
comment period of the proposed rule entitled ``Revision of Nutrition 
Facts Labels for Meat and Poultry Products and Updating Certain 
References Amounts Customarily Consumed'' that was published in the 
Federal Register on January 19, 2017, (82 FR 7149).
    FSIS is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for 
meat (including fish of the order Siluriformes) and poultry products to 
better reflect the most recent scientific research and dietary 
recommendations, to improve the presentation of nutrition information 
to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices, and for 
consistency with recent regulatory changes finalized by the Food and 
Drug Administration.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal 
Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: 
    FSIS also will make copies of this publication available through 
the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information 
regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register 
notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that 
could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and 
stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the 
Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more 
diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription 
service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food 
safety news and information. This service is available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export 
information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or 
delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password 
protect their accounts.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds 
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual 
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, 
income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, 
exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to 
discrimination any person in the United States under any program or 
activity conducted by the USDA.

How To File a Complaint of Discrimination

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program 
Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your 
authorized representative.
    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, 
or email:
    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of 
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410.
    Fax: (202) 690-7442.
    Email: [email protected].
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.),

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should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Dated: February 15, 2017.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator and Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety.
[FR Doc. 2017-03390 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]