AGENCY:  Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:  Proposed Rule; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:  The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending the comment period for the Federal Register proposed rule, “Descriptive Designation for Needle- or blade-tenderized (Mechanically Tenderized) Beef Products” until October 8, 2013. The Agency is taking this action in response to two requests made by trade associations.

DATES:  Comments are due by October 8, 2013.

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