Federal Register Update — April 17-18, 2023

April 17, 2023

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


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

National Veterinary Accreditation Program

Filed on: 04/17/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/18/2023

FR Document: 2023-08151  PDF 4 Pages (103 KB)  Permalink

Food and Nutrition Service


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Non-Discretionary Quality Control Provisions of the Agricultural Improvement Act

Filed on: 04/17/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/18/2023

FR Document: 2023-08122  PDF 3 Pages (92.9 KB)  Permalink


Transition from Temporary Policy During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Regarding the Qualified Exemption from the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 

FDA Roundup: April 14, 2023

FDA Issues Guidance for Qualified Exempt Farms that Utilized Temporary Flexibilities During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Save the Date: FDA to Hold Listening Session on Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Products


Constituent Update – April 14, 2023

  • Save the Date: NACMCF Public Meeting
  • Save the Date: NACMPI Public Meeting
  • Reminder: Deadline Extended to Submit Nominations for Membership on Food Safety Advisory Committee
  • FSIS to Post Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella
  • FSIS to Post Updated Datasets on Import Refusals and Import Volume


Fact Sheet: USDA Continues Partner Engagement to Mitigate Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza for 2023 Season


USDA Poultry Purchase Program Announced

USDA Meat and Fish Purchase Program Announced



  • It’s an honor to be in Vietnam this week to highlight the United States and Vietnam’s strong partnership. Working together, we can strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam agricultural relationship and collaborate to address climate change.

April 18, 2023



DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
04/17/2023HyVeePretzelsFood & BeveragesUndeclared MilkHy-Vee Inc.


Quarterly Establishment Information Letters

List of Electronic Communications Operations Persons


AGENCY: EPA-OCSPPRIN: 2070-AK54Status: Concluded
TITLE: Pesticides; Exemptions of Certain Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs) Derived From Newer TechnologiesSection 3(f)(1) Significant: No
STAGE: Final RuleEconomically Significant: No
** COMPLETED: 04/17/2023COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


USDA Proposes Changes to Cut Flowers Regulations and Removal of Chrysanthemum White Rust-related Provisions

APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest Risk Analyses for Deregulation of Chrysanthemum White Rust and the Importation of Chrysanthemum Plants for Planting


USDA Establishes Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages of Scotch and Native Spearmint Oil for the 2023-2024 Marketing Year



  • We’re amping up the pressure on dark chocolate makers, delivering nearly 60k of your petition signatures demanding they reduce heavy metals in their products. Now we’re asking @Hersheys, the fifth largest chocolate company in the world, to commit to a timetable to do so. Hershey: Remove heavy metals from dark chocolate (consumerreports.org)


  • Today I participated in a roundtable discussion with Vietnamese industry leaders and buyers of key U.S. agricultural products. The trade relationship between our two countries embodies a true cooperative partnership.
  • Today I visited the Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences to highlight how the United States is supporting Vietnam with applying cutting-edge science and technology that allow our trade relationship to continue to thrive in a sustainable manner.