Federal Register Update – December 7 – 9, 2022

December 7, 2022

Federal Register

Consumer Product Safety Commission


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

Filed on: 12/07/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/08/2022

FR Document: 2022-26643  PDF 13 Pages (136 KB)  Permalink


FDA Provides Update on External Evaluation to Strengthen Agency’s Human Foods Program

FDA Roundup: December 6, 2022


DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
12/06/2022FavorinaAdvent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling)Food & BeveragesPotential presence of SalmonellaLidl US
12/06/2022Cranberry SweetsMint MeltawaysFood & Beverages, Allergens, Chocolate/Cocoa ProductPotential or Undeclared Allergen/PeanutCranberry Sweets & More

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
12/06/202209/23/2022Saffron USA LLCDivision of Human and Animal Food Operations East IVUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
12/06/202210/17/2022Zuland Distributor CorpDivision of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
12/06/202211/07/2022Manzela USA, LLCDivision of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
12/06/202211/07/2022Maliba African Market Corp.Division of Northeast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)


AGENCY: USDA-FSISRIN: 0583-AD87Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Voluntary Labeling of Products With “Product of USA” and Similar Statements
AGENCY: HHS-FDARIN: 0910-ZB43Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research; Guidance for Industry; Availability


Biden-Harris Administration Invests $981 Million to Expand Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses and Entrepreneurs in 47 States, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands


USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Backyard Non-Poultry Flock in Alabama


USDA Cites All Fresh Distributors LLC in Florida for PACA Violations



  • Last call. Tomorrow, Dec 7th, the FDA is holding a webinar to explain the recently issued Food Traceability Final Rule. Tune in to hear an explanation of the rule, ask questions, &  share any concerns you might have. Hope you can join us! #traceability


I am fully committed to building a world-class Human Foods Program that works best for the public, our stakeholders and our employees. I want to thank the panel and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for their work and for all those who provided important feedback

December 8, 2022

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products

Filed on: 12/08/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2022

FR Document: 2022-26738  PDF 3 Pages (94.6 KB)  Permalink

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Imports of Live Fish, Fertilized Eggs, and Gametes from Tilapia Lake Virus-Susceptible Species

Filed on: 12/08/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2022

FR Document: 2022-26760  PDF 4 Pages (102 KB)  Permalink

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Investigational New Drug Applications: Exemptions for Clinical Investigations to Evaluate a Drug Use of a Product Lawfully Marketed as a Conventional Food, Dietary Supplement, or Cosmetic

Filed on: 12/08/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2022

FR Document: 2022-26728  PDF 51 Pages (228 KB)  Permalink


FDA Releases Data from the Agency’s 2022 Testing of Talc-Containing Cosmetic Products for Asbestos

Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic Guidance for FDA Staff and Industry


DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
12/07/2022LukaiSweetened JujubeFood & Beverages, Allergens, Fruit/Fruit ProductUndeclared SulfitesNorthern Food I/E Inc.


Instructions for Verifying the Implementation of the 2021 Cooking Guideline (Revised Appendix A) And Stabilization Guideline (Revised Appendix B)


USDA Extends Enforcement Deadline for Hemp to be Tested by DEA-Registered Laboratories

USDA Publishes Final Rule for Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program


Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun G. Rao Delivers Keynote Address at the Food and Drug Law Institute Enforcement, Litigation and Compliance Conference: for the Drug, Device, Food and Tobacco Industries


NTP Update – December 2022 now available


F.D.A. Report Faults Agency’s Food Unit for Leaderless Dysfunction- New York Times

‘Constant turmoil’ at FDA’s food regulatory agency, report says- POLITICO

FDA’s Food Safety Program Needs a Revamp: Panel- US News and World Report

In wake of baby formula crisis, highly critical report recommends major food safety changes at FDA – CNN



  • @USDA is investing in the highly concentrated meat and poultry processing sector to create more market opportunities and fairer prices for farmers. Our efforts embody  @POTUS’s plan to build our economy from the bottom up and middle out to reach Americans where they are.

December 9, 2022


USDA and Social Security Administration Collaborate to Improve Nutrition Security through SNAP



  • There is overwhelming evidence that food impacts health. I was fortunate to join the @MilkenInstitute to talk about efforts @USDA is taking to connect folks to programs that prioritize the role of nutrition and food security in overall health.
  • It was good to join @NatlAssnAttysGn at their Capital Forum Conference in Washington, D.C. this morning. @USDA will remain a steadfast partner to AGs across the country in tackling anticompetitive practices in the ag sector and protecting Americans from unfair practices.


  • IDFA, I should be the one thanking YOU & your MEMBERS for all that you’ve done during challenging times to ensure consumers nationwide continue to have access to safe & nutritious foods. Well done. @dairyidfa #collaboration