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May 8, 2014

“Added Solutions” rule sent to Office of Management and Budget

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) final rule on the common or usual name for raw meat and poultry containing added solutions has reached the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.  Details of the final rule have not been divulged.According to OMB’s 2013 unified regulatory agenda:

“FSIS proposed to amend the meat and poultry labeling regulations to require that the common or usual name must include an accurate description of the raw meat or poultry component, the percentage of added solution, and the individual ingredients or multi-ingredient components in the solution listed in descending order of prominence by weight.  The agency also proposed that the print for all words in the common or usual name appears in a single easy-to-read type style and color, and on a single color-contrasting background. The agency also intends to remove the standard of identity for “ready-to-cook poultry products to which solutions are added.”

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