The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to revoke the standard of identity for French dressing. We are taking this action because we tentatively conclude that this standard no longer promotes honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers. We also tentatively conclude that revoking the standard could provide greater flexibility in the product’s manufacture, consistent with comparable, nonstandardized foods available in the marketplace. We tentatively conclude that this proposed rule to revoke the standard of identity for French dressing, if finalized, would provide social benefits at little to no cost to the respective industries.
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Federal Register: 85 FR 82980, December 21, 2020