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Produce Inspection Certification Information Collections Under Review

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is accepting comments through June 27 on a proposal to (a) extend and revise an information collection associated with the regulations governing inspection certification of fresh and processed fruits, vegetables and other products and (b) merge the Specialty Crops Inspection Division order forms into this information collection.

The SCID provides a nationwide inspection, grading and auditing service for fresh and processed fruits, vegetables and other products for shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers and other financially interested parties on a user-fee basis. The use of services is voluntary and made available only upon request or when specified by a special program or contract. Information needed to carry out these inspection, grading or auditing services includes the name and location of the person or company requesting services, the type of inspection being requested and information that will identify the product or type and scope of audit requested.

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