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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter EPart 91 → Subpart J

Title 7: Agriculture

Subpart J—Designation of Approved Symbols for Identification of Commodities Officially Tested By AMS

§91.100   Scope.
§91.101   Definitions.
§91.102   Form of official identification symbols.

Source: 68 FR 69946, Dec. 16, 2003, unless otherwise noted.

§91.100   Scope.

Two approved information symbols in the form of AMS shields are available to indicate official testing by an AMS laboratory. The two approved AMS shields with the words “USDA AMS TESTED” and “USDA LABORATORY TESTED FOR EXPORT” are added to the USDA symbol inventory to enhance the acceptance of AMS tested agricultural commodities on a national or international basis.

§91.101   Definitions.

Words used in the regulations in this part in the singular form will import the plural, and vice versa, as the case may demand. As used throughout the regulations in this part, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms will be construed to mean:

AMS. The abbreviation for the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Export. To send or transport a product originally created or manufactured in the United States of America to another country in the course of trade.

Laboratory. An AMS Science and Technology (S&T) laboratory listed in §91.5 that performs the official analyses.

Test. To perform chemical, microbiological, or physical analyses on a sample to determine presence and levels or amounts of a substance or living organism of interest.

USDA. The abbreviation for the United States Department of Agriculture.

§91.102   Form of official identification symbols.

Two information symbols in the form of AMS shields indicate commodity testing at an AMS laboratory listed in §91.5 of this part. The AMS shield set forth in figure 1 of this section, containing the words “USDA AMS TESTED”, and the shield set forth in figure 2, containing the words “USDA LABORATORY TESTED FOR EXPORT” have been approved by the USDA Office of Communications to be added to the USDA/AMS inventory of symbols. Each example of an AMS shield has a black and white background; however the standard red, white and blue colors are approved for the shields. They are approved for use with AMS materials. Shields with the same wording that are similar in form and design to the examples in figures 1 and 2 of this section may also be used.

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