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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - February 7 - 10, 2020

February 13, 2020 12:13 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

February 7, 2020 

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Generic Clearance for Qualitative Data to Support Social and Behavioral Research for Food, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Animal Food and Feed

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-02527  PDF 7 Pages (37.3 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  This notice announces the FDA information collection request from the OMB for a generic clearance that will allow FDA to use qualitative social/behavioral science data collection techniques (i.e., individual in-depth interviews (IDIs), small group discussions, focus groups, and observations) to better understand stakeholders' perceptions, attitudes, motivations, and behaviors regarding various issues associated with food and cosmetic products, dietary supplements, and animal food and feed.

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-02559 PDF 3 Pages (87.8 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  7 CFR 340; Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-01668 PDF 12 Pages (246 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Meeting:

Plant Variety Protection Board

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-02620 PDF 3 Pages (80.4 KB) Permalink

 

Requests for Nominations:

USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-02621 PDF 3 Pages (93.1 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 02/07/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:  02/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-02551 PDF 5 Pages (162 KB) Permalink


Federal Register

The federal register website is currently down/unavailable. Updates will be provided later when availability resumes.

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Type

Reason/Problem

Company

02/06/2020

New Seasons Market

Grab N’ Go Vegetarian Lasagna w/Gluten Free Pasta

Food & Beverages,

Undeclared Soy

New Seasons Market

 

USDA

USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

USDA Casts Vision for Scientific Initiatives Through 2025

 

AMS

USDA Issues Packers and Stockyards Complaint Against Willis Bryant Gregory

USDA Introduces New Report Dissemination Process for Market News

USDA Announces Issuance of Approvals for Milk Donation Reimbursement Program

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Mushroom Council

USDA Seeks Nominees for the National Honey Board

 

FNS

Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Expands Staffing Flexibility for State Agencies to Make SNAP Operations More Efficient

 

@FDArecalls

  • ·       New Seasons Market Recalls Grab N’ Go Vegetarian Lasagna w/Gluten Free Pasta Due to Undeclared Soy https://go.usa.gov/xdk65

@FDAfood

  • ·       Flour is commonly used in many recipes. Whether you are making your loved ones sweet treats for #ValentinesDay or trying a new recipe, learn the do’s and don’ts of handling flour safely. http://go.usa.gov/xdjnD

@SecretarySonny

@USDA

  • ·       We've announced details of 2 risk management programs for hemp producers. Producers may apply for both programs now through March 16, 2020 - https://go.usa.gov/xdkWY  #hemp

February 10, 2020

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use):

LANXESS Corp.

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:  02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02664 PDF 2 Pages (83.4 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

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

Advanced Meat Recovery

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02697 PDF 8 Pages (135 KB) Permalink

 

Nutrition Labeling of Major Cuts of Single-Ingredient Raw Meat or Poultry Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02690 PDF 9 Pages (137 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Walnuts Grown in California:

Hearing on Proposed Amendment of Marketing Order No.984

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02387 PDF 22 Pages (158 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (October 2019)

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02700 PDF 14 Pages (121 KB) Permalink

 

Proposal to Revoke Exemption and Establish Pesticide Tolerances:

Banda de Lupinus albus doce

Filed on: 02/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2020

FR Document: 2020-02665 PDF 41 Pages (203 KB) Permalink

 

 

FDA

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Qualitative Data To Support Social and Behavioral Research for Food, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Animal Food and Feed

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Type

Reason/Problem

Company

02/08/2020

Corinthian Foods

Uncooked Sweet Potato Crusted Alaska Pollack Nugget

Food & Beverages, Fish

Mislabeling

Corinthian Foods

02/07/2020

Nuts ‘N More LLC

Plain Peanut Spread

Food & Beverages,

Potential contamination with Listeria sp,

Nuts ‘N More LLC

GRAS Notices

GRN No.

Substance

Date of Closure

FDA Letter

876

Hydroxytyrosol

Jan 21, 2020

FDA has no questions (in PDF)8 (88 KB)

 

FSIS

Constituent Update

Feb 07, 2020 | PDF

  • Dr. Mindy Brashears to Speak at Agricultural Outlook Forum

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

006-2020 Family Traditions Meat Company Recalls Ready-to-Eat Meat Stick Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Feb 08, 2020

 

AMS

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision with Eugene Nisly d/b/a Carrollton Livestock Auction for Violations of the P&S Act

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision with Great Lakes Cattle Marketing Company LLC and Gary Labor for Alleged P&S Act Violations

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        @US_FDA team members enjoyed meeting with colleagues from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Ottawa last week. Food safety is an issue that transcends international borders, so it’s critical that we work together - and we do. @InspectionCan #collaboration

@SecretarySonny

@FDAMedia

  • ·        Today’s analysis and commentary published in Nature Biotechnology demonstrates how FDA oversight helps ensure intentional genomic alterations in animals are safe to animals, people eating food from the animal, and that they do what they claim. https://go.usa.gov/xd8Yq

 


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