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Unified Agenda 0581-AC52

Standards for Condition of Food Containers (FV-08-0027)


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to revise regulations pertaining to "Standards for Condition of Food Containers" (7 CFR part 42). Periodically, AMS reviews inspection standards to determine if they meet current industry practices. Based on our most recent analysis, AMS believes that the standards need to be revised. The revisions are necessary in order to provide standards that reflect current U.S. industry practices. Revisions to the standards include, but are not limited to: (1) Incorporating new defects and updating current defects for metal, glass, rigid and semi-rigid, and flexible containers; (2) updating the standards to include new packaging technology such as aseptic packaging, metal cans with easy-open lids, plastic rings that hold several containers together; and (3) removing the Operating Characteristic (OC) curves for online sampling and inspection.


5 actions from November 19th, 2009 to July 2013

  • November 19th, 2009
  • January 19th, 2010
    • NPRM Comment Period End
  • January 18th, 2012
  • March 19th, 2012
    • Comment Period End
  • July 2013
    • Final Action


  • Lynne Yedinak
    Food Technologist
    Phone 202 720-9939
    Fax 202 690-0102
    1400 Independence Avenue SW,
    Washington DC 20250

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