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Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Animal Feed and Pet Food; Electron Beam and X-Ray Sources for Irradiation of Poultry Feed and Poultry Feed Ingredients; Correction

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a document amending the regulations for irradiation of animal feed and pet food that appeared in the Federal Register of May 10, 2013 (78 FR 27303). That document used incorrect style for the strength units describing radiation sources. This correction is being made to improve the accuracy of the animal drug regulations.

DATES:

This rule is effective June 10, 2013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

George K. Haibel, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-6), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-9019, ghaibel@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a document amending the regulations for irradiation of animal feed and pet food that appeared in the Federal Register of May 10, 2013 (78 FR 27303). That document used incorrect style for the strength units describing radiation sources. This correction is being made to improve the accuracy of the animal drug regulations.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 579

  • Animal feeds
  • Animal foods
  • Radiation protection
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Therefore, 21 CFR part 579 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments.

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PART 579—IRRADIATION IN THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, AND HANDLING OF ANIMAL FEED AND PET FOOD

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1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 579 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 342, 348, 371.

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2. In § 579.40, revise paragraphs (a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(4) to read as follows:

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Ionizing radiation for the treatment of poultry feed and poultry feed ingredients.
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(2) Electrons generated from machine sources at energy levels not to exceed 10 million electron volts (MeV);

(3) X-rays generated from machine sources at energies not to exceed 5 MeV, except as permitted by § 179.26(a)(4) of this chapter; or

(4) X-rays generated from machine sources using tantalum or gold as the target material and using energies not to exceed 7.5 MeV.

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Dated: June 4, 2013.

Bernadette Dunham,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 2013-13648 Filed 6-7-13; 8:45 am]

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