Federal Register Update — March 6-7, 2024

March 6, 2024

Agricultural Marketing Service


Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity under the Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on: 03/05/2024 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2024

FR Document: 2024-04419 PDF 331 Pages (2.05 MB) Permalink

Proposed Rules

Increased Assessment Rate: Tomatoes Grown in Florida

Filed on: 03/06/2024 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/07/2024

FR Document: 2024-04788 PDF 11 Pages (107 KB) Permalink


Grain Standards Act: 2024 Rates for Grain Inspection Services

Filed on: 03/06/2024 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/07/2024

FR Document: 2024-04838 PDF 7 Pages (107 KB) Permalink

White House

Remarks by President Biden and Members of the Competition Council Announcing New Actions to Lower Costs for Hardworking Families by Fighting Corporate Rip-offs


New Dietary Ingredient Notification Procedures and Timeframes – Dietary Supplements

FDA Issues Final Guidance on New Dietary Ingredient Notification Procedures and Timeframes

March 5, 2024 – FDA Roundup: March 5, 2024

FDA Accepting Proposals for FY 2024-2025 Funding Opportunities to Collect Data on Antimicrobial Use in Animals


DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/05/2024KALOCarrot Cake SliceFood & Beverages, AllergensUndeclared SoyKALO Foods, LLC


AGENCY: USDA-FSISRIN: 0583-AD87Status: Concluded
TITLE:Voluntary Labeling of FSIS-Regulated Products With U.S. Origin ClaimsSection 3(f)(1) Significant: No
STAGE: Final RuleEconomically Significant: No
** COMPLETED: 03/05/2024COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


USDA Announces Next Major Step in Promoting Competition in Agriculture and Advancing Economic Opportunity and Fairness for Growers


Former New York Cheese Producer Pleads Guilty in Connection with Raw Milk Products Linked to Listeria Outbreak

Marler Blog

Vulto pleads Guilty to selling Listeria-tainted Raw Milk Cheese

2016 Vulto Cheese Listeria Outbreak – What is Listeria and why is it so Deadly?





  • Proud to work with @US_FDA Deputy Commissioner Dr. Namandjé Bumpus on everything from the proposed reorganization unifying the Human Foods Program & modernizing the agency, to ensuring the safety of cosmetic products. She’s a brilliant scientist & leader—we’re lucky to have her.


  • Discrimination, retaliation, and deception against producers and growers has no place in modern livestock and poultry markets. @USDA is building momentum to deliver more for America’s farmers and ranchers.
  • Our new final rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act advances economic opportunity and fairness and is another example of how @USDA is increasing competition in agricultural markets for our farmers, ranchers, and producers.


March 7, 2024

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Tolerance; Exemptions, Petitions, Revocations, etc.: Tetraacetylethylenediamine and Its Metabolite Diacetylethylenediamine

Filed on: 03/07/2024 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/08/2024

FR Document: 2024-04958  PDF 14 Pages (134 KB) Permalink


March 6, 2024 – FDA Takes Steps to Ensure Safety of Cinnamon Products Sold in the US


DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/06/2024El ChilarGround Cinnamon “Canela Molida”Food & BeveragesPotential Metal Contaminant – LeadEl Chilar Rodriguez LLC
03/06/2024AJI MORICHILLIMAMI SAUCEFood & BeveragesPotential Foodborne Illness – Clostridium botulinumAJI MORI Sauce Corp. DBA Susi Koo
03/06/2024ColonnaMarcum Ground Cinnamon & Supreme Tradition Ground CinnamonFood & Beverages, Contaminants, Spices, Flavors &  SaltsElevated Lead LevelsColonna Brothers, Inc.


Biden-Harris Administration Invests $2.3 Billion in Projects to Expand Affordable, Reliable, Clean Power in Rural Communities Through Investing in America Agenda

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Hazelnut Marketing Board

Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Purchase of Alaska Pollock Products

Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Purchase of Atlantic Fish Products

Marler Blog

Elevated Lead Levels in Cinnamon prompt FDA Warning and Recalls



  • FDA is taking several additional steps to address concerns about elevated lead levels in cinnamon following the recent incident associated with certain cinnamon apple sauce pouches that resulted in lead poisoning in young children.
  • Today, we sent a letter to all cinnamon manufacturers, processors, distributors, and facility operators in the U.S. reminding them of the requirement to implement controls to prevent contamination from potential chemical hazards in food, including ground cinnamon products.
  • We’re also recommending the voluntary recall of certain ground cinnamon products sold by a number of brands at six different retail chains that were found to contain elevated levels of lead. Product list here: https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-alert-concerning-certain-cinnamon-products-due-presence-elevated-levels-lead


  • Certain “wellness” vaping products containing vitamins and/or essential oils make unproven #Healthfraud claims & could be harmful if used. These products may be ineffective, unsafe, & could prevent or delay an appropriate diagnosis: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/beware-vaping-products-unproven-health-claims