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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/29 - 4/30, 2019

May 03, 2019 9:39 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

April 29, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


National Organic Program:

Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for 2017 National Organic Standards Board Recommendations (Livestock and Handling)

Filed on: 04/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/30/2019

FR Document: 2019-08700 PDF 14 Pages (179 KB) Permalink



2019 Rates Charged for AMS Services

Filed on: 04/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/30/2019

FR Document: 2019-08701 PDF 13 Pages (300 KB) Permalink


Environmental Protection Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Application

Filed on: 04/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/30/2019

FR Document: 2019-08678 PDF 5 Pages (86.3 KB) Permalink



USDA Reaffirms Science-Based Decision Making at G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists Meeting



NOTE: FDA recently redesigned its website, so some webaddresses may have changed. For example, food guidance documents can now be found here, and the FSMA page is can be found here.

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Regulated Product


Letter Type


James D. Hudson Livestock

Office of Human and Animal Food Operations-East V



Warning Letter



Apr 26, 2019 | PDF

  • FSIS Announces Electronic Export Application Fee Starting June 1, 2019
  • FSIS Names New CFO
  • FSIS Posts Updated Quarterly Sampling Results



AMS Enforces U.S. District Court’s Order against Tyler D. Gillum and Plainville Livestock Commission Inc.

AMS Settles a Case with Park Packing Company Inc.

USDA Poultry Purchase Program Announced



ICCVAM Public Forum - May 23, 2019

  • ·        The upcoming meeting will include presentations by NICEATM and ICCVAM members on current activities related to the development and validation of alternative test methods and approaches, including activities relevant to implementation of the strategic roadmap for establishing new approaches to evaluate the safety of chemicals and medical products in the United States.




  • ·        Joined the ribbon cutting ceremony and launch of The #GrandFarm. Their goal is to develop an autonomous farm by harnessing innovation and technology which will help feed and clothe the world.

April 30, 2019

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances:


Filed on: 04/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-08785  PDF  21 Pages (206 KB)  Permalink


Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Pest Risk Analysis:

Importation of Fresh Citrus from China into the Continental United States

Filed on: 04/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-08767 PDF 7 Pages (107 KB) Permalink




FDA-2015-F-0537 Natural Resources Defense Council et al.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

  • FDA responds to NRDC’s “objections” to FDA’s denial of food additive petition relating to perchlorates
  • Suggests filing a citizen petition and discusses the underlying arguments of these “objections” here to further explain the scientific and legal basis for our denial of your arguments seeking the revocation of TOR exemption No. 2005-006 and our categorization of your requests to revoke TOR exemption No. 2005-006 and issue a regulation under part 189 as not subject to the statutory processes for food additive petitions.



Opening of the 2019 USDA Farmers Market Season



USDA Unveils New Licensing and Registration Assistant



  • ·        Today we are in Iowa. Visited Vermeer Corporation to see recovery efforts following the devastating 2018 tornado & to tour their manufacturing plant. This is a “get it done” type of company & their secret sauce to success is the family values instilled in them.
  • ·        Vermeer is a major employer in the heart of rural America with strong family values. Congress needs to get #USMCA across the finish line so family businesses like Vermeer can thrive even more.
  • ·        During our @CortevaUS stop today I saw the positive impacts #USMCA will have when Congress approves the deal. #USMCA specifically addresses agricultural biotechnology, including new technologies such as gene editing, to support innovation and reduce trade-distorting policies.


  • ·        I work in the Office of State Cooperative Programs in #FDAORA, promoting program improvement to keep the food you eat safe. My office is committed to working collaboratively w/our partners to lead the way in food safety. I am John Marcello & #IAmORA


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