Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Food Labeling: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling, Nutrient Content Claims, and Health Claims, GAO-03-1019R, B-292581, July 22, 2003
B-292581, Jul 22, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on July 11. Enclosed is our assessment of the FDA's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is William Scanlon. The methods are discussed in detail in the preamble to the final rule. The regulatory options that were considered to ease the burden on small entities. The options that were considered included delaying the effective date and exempting small entities.