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No actions are proposed by the Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, at this time. For recent actions taken by the CBSC, please visit their website at: www.bsc.ca.gov.

Animal Health Branch

Animal Health Branch – Equine Medication Monitoring Program. The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP), proposes to make technical changes to its existing regulations and adopt a violations matrix into Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. Any person may submit a written comment regarding the proposal beginning June 19, 2015 and ending at 5 PM, August 3, 2015, according to the instructions contained in the 45-Day Notice posted below.

Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch


MPES - Custom Livestock Slaughter. The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, proposes to augment the sanitation and safe handling procedures for meat and poultry at Custom Livestock Slaughterhouses and require that safe handling instructions are to be provided to the customer for the proper handling, storing and cooking of meat and poultry, under Title 3, California Code of Regulations. The 45-day public comment period for this proposal began May 16, 2014 and ended at 5:00 p.m., June 30, 2014. The Department is publishing a 15-day notice of modified text beginning September 15, 2014 and ending at 5:00 p.m., September 30, 2014. The Department has discontinued this rulemaking action. For further information, please see the notice posted below titled, "Notice to Discontinue Rulemaking Action".

MPES – Egg Safety; Inspection of Records, Invoices, and Premises – The Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, proposes changes to Title 3, of the California Code of Regulations relating to the inspection of records, invoices and premises for egg registrants. The 45-day public comment period for this proposal ended at 5 PM June 15, 2015. The Department received a request for a public hearing regarding this proposal. It is scheduled for August 17, 2015, at the Department of Food and Agriculture, 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Room 101, Sacramento, CA 95833, from 10 AM to 12 Noon [the end time is an estimate; the hearing may conclude earlier]. Please see the hearing notice posted below for further information regarding the public hearing.

MPES - Shell Egg Food Safety.  The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, proposes changes to Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title 3, California Code of Regulations relating to shell egg food safety. The purpose of the proposal is to ensure that eggs are produced in a uniform manner to ensure the quality and safety of shell eggs sold for human consumption by reducing the occurrence of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (SE) contamination of shell eggs during egg production. Written comments regarding the proposal may be submitted to the Department according to the instructions contained in the Notice (below). Please note: Members of the public who wish to submit comments via email, please forward them to the following address: tony.herrera@cdfa.ca.gov

The original 45-day public comment period for this proposal closed at 5:00 p.m., August 20, 2012. The Department is publishing an additional 15-day notice and public comment period which begins September 1, 2012 and ends at 5:00 p.m., September 15, 2012. Written comments regarding this proposal may be submitted to the Department according to the instructions contained in the 15-day notice (below).

The Department has received a request for a public hearing. Therefore, the Department is scheduling two public hearing locations for this proposal. October 4, 2012, in Ontario, California, and October 15, 2012, in Sacramento, California. Any person may attend the public hearing(s) and provide testimony according to the instructions contained in the hearing noticeposted at the end of the list of documents shown below.

The Department is publishing post-hearing modifications to proposed regulation section 1350 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. Any person may submit a written comment on the proposed modifications by 5:00 p.m., November 20, 2012, according to the instructions contained in the 15 day notice posted below.

In accordance with SB 1099 (Stats. 2012, Ch. 295), regular rulemaking actions will become effective on a quarterly basis (subject to certain exceptions). Therefore, the Department estimates an effective date for this proposal of July 1, 2013 or after, pending review and approval by the Office of Administrative Law and filing with the Secretary of State. The Department will be publishing official notification to all interested persons of the proposed effective date of this regulatory proposal and will post it on this web page shortly thereafter.

Shell Egg Food Safety Notice July 2012
Shell Egg Food Safety Text July 2012
Shell Egg Food Safety ISR July 2012
STD 399 Economic Fiscal Impact
List of Attachments
Attach 1 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak FDA News
Attach 2 FDA Nationwide Recall
Attach 3 FDA Press Release
Attach 4 Federal Register Availability
Attach Federal Register
Attach 5 CDFA Agendas
Attach 6 SEAC mtg minutes
Attach 7 CEQAP Brochure
Attach 8 CEQAP Inspection Sheet
Attach 9 Pullets
Attach 10 CA Egg Sales Exploding
Attach 11 Eat Local, CA Eggs Safe
Attach 12 FAC 27510 and 27510_1
Attach 13 Egg Safety Rule At A Glance
Attach 14 FAC 27541
Attach 15 H&S Code
Attach 16 Farm Welfare Excerpts
Attach 17 Shini 2003
Attach 18 Hen Welfare in Different Housing Systems
Attach 19 Hy Line Egg Strains
Attach 20 Effect of Feeder Space Allocation
Attach 21 Final Report CDFA Agreement 09_0854
Attach 22 EU Council Directive
Attach 23 21 CFR 101_5
Attach 24 Sample egg container label
Attach 25 HR 3798
Attach 26 Economic Impact Assessment
15-Day Notice and Comment Period (September 2012)
Corrected Shell Egg Food Safety Hearing Notice
Shell Egg Food Safety 15 Day Notice
Shell Egg Food Safety Modified Text

The Department is publishing additional post-hearing modifications to the regulation text of proposed new section 1350 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations, and adding documents to the official rulemaking file. Any person may submit a written comment on the proposed modifications and the documents added to the rulemaking file beginning January 30, 2013 and ending at 5:00 p.m., March 1, 2013, according to the instructions contained in the 30 day notice posted below.

This rulemaking action is currently with the Office of Administrative Law pending review and approval.

This rulemaking action has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law. This regulatory action becomes effective on July 1, 2013.

MPES – Inedible Material Disposal Workshop. The Department of Food and Agriculture, the Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, is holding a public meeting on October 27, 2011, to discuss the transportation, collection, and processing/recycling of meat, poultry, and fish material not intended for human consumption, and of inedible kitchen grease disposal. The public meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., or until all public comment has been received. Any interested person may present oral or written comments in accordance with the instructions contained in the following Notice and Agenda:

MPES – Repacking, Regrading Eggs - The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) proposed to amend sections 1351 and 1358.4, and adopt new section 1352.4 of Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations for the purpose of clarifying uniform procedures for the repacking and regrading of shell eggs by California registered egg handlers, which include specifically as it pertains to this proposal, processing plants, producers, and wholesalers, and approved by the California Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC) at its February 28, 2011 committee meeting. This regulatory action was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on October 29, 2012 and it becomes effective November 28, 2012.

MPES - Rendering Industry Advisory Board
SB 513 (Stats. 2011, Ch. 337) established the rendering industry advisory board and required the Department of Food and Agriculture to adopt regulations to be used by the board to administer specified provisions. The board is to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture regarding, among other things, licensing matters, training, and supervision. The public may submit written comments to the MPES regarding this proposal beginning July 26, 2013 and ending at 5:00 p.m., September 9, 2013 according to the instructions contained in the "Notice" posted below. This rulemaking action has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law. The effective date is January 1, 2014.

For a complete set of California regulations, visit the California Code of Regulations web site.

For Information on regulations pertaining to interstate movement of animals, including California, check the USDA state regulations page.

For more specific questions about California interstate movement regulations, please call 916–651–6278 Monday through Friday 8–5 pm pacific time.

For a complete set of Federal Government Regulations, visit the Code of Federal Regulations web site.

For international regulations call the USDA Veterinary Services office at: 916–854–3900 Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00 or visit the USDA Veterinary Services websites for: Import or Export .

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California's agricultural abundance is a reflection of the people who made the Golden State their home. In the process, they brought their agricultural heritage with them. Early California farmers and ranchers were the Spanish missionaries, followed by Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese and Russians. Today, nearly every nationality is represented in California agriculture.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to support this tradition of innovation and agricultural diversity by working with private industry, academia and public sector agencies. These partnerships allow the department to adapt public policy to a rapidly changing industry –– California agriculture.