USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week announced a proposed rule that if enacted would allow establishments to label a broader range of products without first submitting the label to FSIS for approval.

Under the proposal, the generic label approval process would allow companies to use new labels or modify labels without first submitting such labels to FSIS.  Under the proposed generic approval process, all mandatory label features would still need to comply with FSIS regulations.

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Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before February 3, 2012 and may be submitted online at