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AMS Seeking Comment Regarding New Information Collection for "Naturally Raised" Standard

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comment on its intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection for CFR Part 62--Quality Systems Verification Program.

 AMS established a voluntary standard for a “naturally raised” marketing claim that livestock producers may request to have verified by the agency. This standard will become effective once this information collection is approved by OMB.

AMS verification of this claim would be accomplished through an audit of the production process. 

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this new information collection notice. Comments should be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov/.

Written comments may be sent to New Information Collection for Naturally Raised Standard, Room 2607-S, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.,  Washington, DC 20250-0254, or by facsimile to (202) 720-1112. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-LS-07-0131; LS-07-16.

Comments on this notice must be received before May 11, 2009, for consideration.

To view this Federal Register notice, click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-5122.htm

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