New regs for Thursday: Cauliflower, spearmint, peanuts

New regs for Thursday: Cauliflower, spearmint, peanuts
© Getty Images

Thursday’s edition of the Federal Register contains several food regulations for cauliflower, spearmint, and peanuts.

Here’s what is happening:

Cauliflower: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward with new cauliflower standards.

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said Wednesday it is making changes to the grading standards for cauliflower.

All colors of cauliflower and small cauliflowers can now be graded.

The public has 30 days to comment.

Spearmint: The USDA is moving forward with new rules for spearmint.

The recommendation from the USDA’s Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee will affect spearmint growers in western states like Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

The changes go into effect in one day.

Peanuts: The USDA is proposing new rules for peanuts.

The peanut quality and handling requirements would “increase the allowance for damaged kernels” by 40 percent, according to the USDA’s Peanut Standards Board.

The public has 30 days to comment.