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2014 Revisions of the Indexes of Coded Memoranda

HHS:PHS:FDA:CFSAN:OFS:DPDFS:DEB:MST

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College Park, MD 20740-3835

M-I-14-1

January 10, 2014

TO: All Regional Food and Drug Directors
Attn: Regional Milk Specialists

FROM:  Dairy and Egg Branch (HFS-316)

SUBJECT: 2014 Revisions of the Indexes of Coded Memoranda

Attached are revised and updated Indexes of Coded Memoranda (IMS-a, M-a, M-b and M-I) issued by FDA. Changes were made to the following pages of the Indexes of Coded Memoranda:

  • Index of IMS-a’s:
    • Change was made to Page 5:
      • IMS-a-49 (Issued 11/8/2013)
    • The date was changed on the cover page and footer of each page.
  • Index of M-a’s:
    • Change was made to Page 13:
      • M-a-98 (Issued 3/1/2013, with an Implementation Date of 3/15/2013).
    • The date was change on the cover page and footer of each page.
  • Index of M-b’s:
    • Formatting changes were made to Pages 30-38.
    • Changes were made to Page 38:
      • M-b-370 (Issued 8/15/2013).
      • M-b-371 (Issued 10/23/2013).
    • The date was change on the cover page and footer of each page.
    • Index of M-I’s
      • Changes were made to Pages 22, 23, 24 and 28.
        • M-I-06-7 (Issued 5/16/2006)-Re-classified as “INACTIVE”.
        • M-I-07-2 (Issued 1/10/2007)-Re-classified as “INACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-1 (Issued 1/4/2012)-Re-classified as “INACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-2 (Issued 2/11/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-3 (Issued 5/20/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-4 (Issued 5/20/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-5 (Issued 7/26/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE
        • M-I-13-6 (Issued 10/31/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-7 (Issued 10/31/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-8 (Issued 11/8/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-13-9 (Issued 12/6/2013)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
        • M-I-14-1 (Issued 1/10/2014)-Classified as “ACTIVE”.
    • The date was change on the cover page and footer of each page.

    For purposes of uniformity and clarity for all the Indexes, with the exception of M-b’s, the terms, “ACTIVE” and “INACTIVE,” to classify the status of each Coded Memorandum is being used. The term, “ACTIVE”, is defined as meaning that the Coded Memorandum continues to be applicable to the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) Grade “A” Milk Safety Program, and/or the subject matter is currently not covered in any program document. The term, “INACTIVE” is defined as meaning that the Coded Memorandum is no longer applicable to the NCIMS Grade “A” Milk Safety Program and/or the subject matter has been included in a program document.

    An updated and current electronic version of the various Indexes of Coded Memoranda can be accessed on the FDA Web Site at http://www.fda.gov.

    An electronic version of this memorandum is available for distribution to Regional Milk Specialists, State Milk Regulatory Agencies, State Laboratory Evaluation Officers and State Milk Rating Officers in your region. The electronic version should be widely distributed to representatives of the dairy industry and other interested parties and will also be available on the FDA Web site at http://www.fda.gov at a later date.

    If you would like an electronic version of this document prior to it being available on the FDA Web Site, please e-mail your request to Robert.Hennes@fda.hhs.gov.

    /s/

    Robert F. Hennes, RS, MPH
    CAPT U.S. Public Health Service
    Dairy and Egg Branch