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U.S. Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins This Notice published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2011, withdraws a proposal to revise the grade standards for processed raisins. Based on the petitionerís request to withdraw their petition, the agency has decided not to proceed with this action. Document Number: AMS-FV-09-0067; FV-09-330. [Notice] (PDF)

U.S. Standard for Grade of Potatoes This Notice published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2011, amended the similar varietal characteristic requirement to allow mixed colors and/or types of potatoes to be certified to a grade when designated as a mixed or specialty pack. Other revisions included restrictive tolerances for permanent defects in the en route/at destination tolerances, removal of the definition for injury and clarification for scoring sprouts. Effective date June 3, 2011 Document Number: AMS-FV-08-0023. [Notice and Grade Standard]

Country of Origin Labeling of Packed Honey
This Notice published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2011, adopts an interim rule, with change, establishing new regulations addressing country of origin labeling for packed honey bearing any official USDA mark or statement. Final rule is effective on February 3, 2011. Document Number: AMS-FV-08-0075; FV-08-330. [Notice and Comments Received] For more information on this new regulation, go here.
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