Federal Register Update — December 28-29, 2023

December 28, 2023

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas:

Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreements and Orders

Filed on: 12/28/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/29/2023

FR Document: 2023-28762  PDF 2 Pages (86.4 KB)  Permalink

Food and Nutrition Service


Establishing the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer Program and Rural Non-Congregate Option in the Summer Meal Programs

Filed on: 12/28/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/29/2023

FR Document: 2023-28488  PDF 470 Pages (1.17 MB)  Permalink


USDA and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Strengthen Scientific Partnership

APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) updates the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Response Strategy and invites feedback from key stakeholders

APHIS Expands Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California

APHIS Amends Import Requirements for Buxus spp., Euonymus spp., and Ilex spp. from Canada into the United States and territories


USDA Amends Florida Citrus Marketing Order

USDA Partners with Oklahoma to Award over $6.3 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain Infrastructure




  • Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), @USDA, in 2023, awarded over $362 million to help farmers and rural small businesses access renewable energy systems that lower energy costs, generate new income, and strengthen the resiliency of their operations.
  • Through its suite of federal nutrition assistance programs, @USDA reached 1 in 4 Americans with healthy food, nutrition education, and other resources, from rural areas to cities and towns across the country.
  • ICYMI: @USDA is now accepting applications for 40 Climate Change Fellows to help a record number of farmers and rural small businesses access clean energy funds from @POTUS’ Investing in America agenda. Applicants must apply by January 8, 2024.



  • Deadline approaching: Applications for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program, authorized by Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act, are due Jan. 13, 2024. Get assistance and apply at http://22007apply.gov, or call 1-800-721-0970.

December 29, 2023



DateBrand Name(s)Product DescriptionProduct TypeRecall Reason DescriptionCompany Name
12/28/2023Sam SungSoybean Sprouts in 1 lb bagsFood & Beverages, Foodborne IllnessPotential contamination of Listeria monocytogenesNam & Son of MD




  • .@USDA_APHIS and @Smithsonian are joining forces to protect American plant health from invasive species. The collaboration advances scientific knowledge and resource collection of exotic insect species, weed seeds and other contaminant plant parts. https://aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2023/usda-smithsonian-partnership