The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) exempted apples shipped in bulk bins weighing 101 pounds or more from USDA’s inspection requirement. On April 4, 2014, USDA published a notice in the Federal Register, implementing the modified regulation and providing opportunity for public comment.
Title: Regulations Issued Under the Export Apple Act; Exempting Bulk Shipments to Canada from Minimum Requirements and Inspection. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0022; FV14-33-1 IR. EFFECTIVE: April 7, 2014. Comments received by June 6, 2014, will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule.