Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products, GAO-03-1002R, B-292561, July 21, 2003
B-292561, Jul 21, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as an interim final rule on June 6. Enclosed is our assessment of the FSIS's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. Our review indicates that the FSIS complied with the applicable requirements If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. The industry-wide annualized cost is $16.6 million. The interim final rule is estimated to produce net benefits of $50.8 million at the median and ranging from $5.4 million at the 5th percentile to $60.4 million at the 95th percentile. (ii) Agency actions relevant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act.