FSIS is taking this action in response to a request from eight trade associations. The associations requested that FSIS exercise enforcement discretion for a six-month period following the January 1, 2012, effective date of the final rule. FSIS, however, concluded a two-month delay in the effective date would allow industry sufficient time to comply with the requirements of the final rule. FSIS is also making a correction to the final rule to clarify an amendatory instruction.
From the December 26, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.