Federal Register Update — December 8, 2023

Agricultural Marketing Service


Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California:

Temporary Relaxation of Substandard and Maturity Dockage Requirements

Filed on: 12/08/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2023

FR Document: 2023-27095  PDF 20 Pages (124 KB)  Permalink

Agriculture Department


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

[Fruits, Nut, and Specialty Crops]

Filed on: 12/08/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2023

FR Document: 2023-27078  PDF 3 Pages (85.5 KB)  Permalink

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Proposed Rules

Safety Standard:

Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws

Filed on: 12/08/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2023

FR Document: 2023-27133  PDF 3 Pages (92.6 KB)  Permalink

Residential Gas Furnaces and Boilers

Filed on: 12/08/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2023

FR Document: 2023-27128  PDF 4 Pages (101 KB)  Permalink


FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Beef Soup Product due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Wayne Farms, LLC, Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May Be Undercooked


The 2023 Fall Agenda was published on 12/06/2023

AGENCY: HHS-FDARIN: 0910-ZB90Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Conducting Remote Regulatory Assessments–Questions and Answers; Revised Draft Guidance for IndustrySection 3(f)(1) Significant: No
STAGE: NoticeEconomically Significant: No


FDA Releases Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2022 for Use in Food-Producing Animals


USDA Announces Fellowship Applications to Reach Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Secretary Vilsack Highlights U.S. Agriculture’s Climate Leadership at COP28


Addition of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to the List of Regions Affected by African Swine Fever

APHIS Designates the State of Alabama as a Commercial Citrus-Producing Area


USDA Proposes Termination of Cranberry Marketing Order

USDA Seeks Nominees for American Pecan Promotion Board




  • It’s an honor to be at #COP28 over the next few days to highlight the U.S. commitment to investing in innovative climate solutions, quantifying and demonstrating results, and sharing resources and solutions with the world.
  • Thanks to the work of the @ForestServiceand with the funding of @POTUS‘ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are making historic efforts in reforestation as forests across the nation face the damaging impacts of climate change.


  • CANTALOUPE OUTBREAK: 230 sick in 38 states, with 96 hospitalized and 3 deaths. Illnesses are severe and cases have increased rapidly. More pre-cut cantaloupes have been recalled. Check your pre-cut fruit cups/salads: https://bit.ly/3R3jswt


  • USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The recently updated map contains greater detail and tips for growers https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov


  • Congratulations to all the award winners at last night’s event hosted by the Reagan Udall Foundation for the FDA.  We’re particularly proud of CFSAN’s Deputy Center Director for Scientific Operations, Dr. Steven Musser, for his work on #GenomeTrakr.
  • Through the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program #VQIP works with qualified importers to expedite their food importations into the US. LEARN MORE: https://bit.ly/3h1lAWa. #FSMA