[Federal Register: January 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 10)]

[Rules and Regulations]               

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE



Food Safety and Inspection Service



9 CFR Parts 381 and 424



[Docket No. 97-076C]



 

Irradiation of Meat Food Products; Technical Correction



AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service.



ACTION: Final rule.



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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a 

technical correction to its final rule permitting the use of ionizing 

radiation for treating refrigerated or frozen, uncooked meat food and 

poultry products.



EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2000.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel L. Engeljohn, Ph.D., Director, 

Regulation Development and Analysis Division, Office of Policy, Program 

Development, and Evaluation, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. 

Department of Agriculture (202) 720-5627.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:



Background



    On December 23, 1999, FSIS published in the Federal Register a 

final rule permitting the use of ionizing radiation for treating 

refrigerated or frozen, uncooked meat, meat byproducts, and certain 

other meat food products to reduce levels of foodborne pathogens and to 

extend shelf-life (64 FR 72150). Also in that rule, FSIS revised the 

regulations governing the irradiation of poultry products so that they 

will be as consistent as possible with the regulations for the 

irradiation of meat food products. In this document, FSIS is making a 

correction to the amendatory instructions that appeared in the final 

rule.

    The final rule included amendatory instructions for consolidating 

the revised regulations governing the irradiation of poultry products 

and the new regulations governing the irradiation of meat food products 

into a new, single Sec. 424.22(c). FSIS also intended to issue 

amendatory instructions to remove all of the existing regulations 

governing the irradiation of poultry products, which are contained in 

Sec. 381.19, 381.135, and 381.149. FSIS inadvertently omitted the 

instruction to remove Sec. 381.149 from the regulations. FSIS is 

issuing that instruction in this technical correction document.



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List of Subjects



9 CFR Part 381



    Food labeling, Poultry and poultry products, Reporting and 

recordkeeping requirements, Signs and symbols.



9 CFR Part 424



    Food additives, Food packaging, Meat inspection, Poultry and 

poultry products.

    Accordingly, title 9, chapter III, of the Code of Federal 

Regulations is amended as follows:



PART 381--POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS



    1. The authority citation for part 381 would continue to read as 

follows:



    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 138f, 450; 21 U.S.C. 451-470; 7 CFR 2.18, 

2.53.





Sec. 381.149 [Removed]



    2. Section 381.149 is removed.



    Done in Washington, DC on: January 11, 2000.

Thomas J. Billy,

Administrator.

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