The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revoking the standards of identity and quality for frozen cherry pie, effective April 15, 2024. The action responds in part to a citizen petition from the American Bakers Association.

The standards are no longer necessary to ensure that these products meet consumer expectations, and revoking the standards will provide greater flexibility and the opportunity for product innovation, according to FDA. The action was taken as part of the agency’s efforts to modernize standards of identity.

Standards of identity establish requirements related to the content and production of certain food products. Foods for which standards of identity have been established include bread, fruit jams, certain vegetable and fruit juices, and certain types of chocolate. No standards of identity and quality exist for any other types of frozen fruit pies, or for any non-frozen fruit pies, including non-frozen cherry pie.