Federal Register Update — November 20-21, 2023

November 20, 2023

Agricultural Marketing Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

              [National Organic Program]

Filed on: 11/20/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/21/2023

FR Document: 2023-25726  PDF 6 Pages (99 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Tolerance; Exemptions, Petitions, Revocations, etc.:

Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (October 2023)

Filed on: 11/20/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/21/2023

FR Document: 2023-25751  PDF 6 Pages (110 KB)  Permalink


FDA Roundup: November 17, 2023

Salmonella: Cantaloupes (November 2023)

IFSAC Releases Annual Report for 2021 on Sources of Foodborne Illness

FDA Updates Leafy Green STEC Action Plan


DateBrand Name(s)Product DescriptionProduct TypeRecall Reason DescriptionCompany Name
11/17/2023Multiple brandsWhole Peaches, Plums, and NectarinesFood & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Fruit/Fruit ProductPotential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesThe HMC Group Marketing, Inc.
11/18/2023Multiple brandsIce Cream, Yogurt, Ice Cream Bars and Gelato in a Variety of FlavorsFood & Beverages, Foodborne IllnessPotential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesWilcox Ice Cream


Constituent Update – November 17, 2023

Skyline Provisions, Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Meat and Poultry Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen


USDA Announces United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board Appointments

USDA Announces Appointments to the National Watermelon Promotion Board

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

November 21, 2023

Federal Register

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

[Application to Establish and Operate Wine Premises and Wine Bond]

Filed on: 11/21/2023 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/22/2023

FR Document: 2023-25767  PDF 26 Pages (148 KB)  Permalink


Listeria monocytogenes: Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines (November 2023)


FSIS NARMS: One Health Approach and FY 2024 Lamb and Sheep Study


AGENCY: USDA-AMSRIN: 0581-AD95Status: Concluded
TITLE: 2020 Annual Updates to List of Bioengineered Foods (AMS-FTPP-20-0057)Section 3(f)(1) Significant: No
STAGE: Final RuleEconomically Significant: No
** COMPLETED: 11/20/2023COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


USDA and the U.S. Small Business Administration Strengthen Partnership to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Rural America


USDA Publishes Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Organic Market Development Grants Program

USDA Announces Appointments to the National Honey Board

USDA Files Action Against Cantero Produce Corp. in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations

USDA Files Action Against United Vegetable Produce Inc. in New York for Alleged PACA Violations

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Mid-Tex Livestock Auction LLC

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California, Illinois and Texas from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Partners with Alabama to Award over $5.7 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain Infrastructure



  • Remember learning in science class about tiny germs that can make you sick? No? Well, lucky for us, our FSIS microbiologists do! Think of them as the referees of food safety, always monitoring harmful bacteria trying to outmaneuver our medicine-cabinet superheroes – antibiotics!  #WAAW
  • Now, picture antibiotics as linebackers and the football as the illness-causing germs. Just like a football headed toward the endzone, these germs try to invade healthy food animals. It’s the antibiotics’ job to tackle them, while our microbiologist referees monitor the field and call out any flags on the play. #FoodSafety
  • Alongside @CDCgov and @FDAfood, we’re part of a team called NARMS: the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System. We monitor the antibiotic linebackers and test them to predict how well they stop the bad germs in people and food animals. This helps us call smarter plays to keep your food safe.
  • In simple terms, learning about how germs interact with antibiotics empowers you to play defense by advocating for responsible practices. We’re committed to your safety, and our data-driven approach is our best defensive gameplan against germs that are resistant to antibiotics, thus making food safer for all.
  • That’s why we celebrate World AMR Awareness Week like it’s the Super Bowl of food safety. This is all part of the One Health approach, emphasizing the interconnected health of people, animals, and our environment. Ready to go from the bleachers to the field? Peek at our playbook and check out our new blog posts: https://fsis.usda.gov/science-data/data-sets-visualizations/microbiology/national-antimicrobial-resistance-monitoring #WAAW2023