Laws and Regulations Committee Update – December 5 – 6, 2019

Federal Register

Agriculture Department


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 12/05/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-26322 PDF 3 Pages (88.7 KB) Permalink

Food Safety and Inspection Service


2020 Rate Changes for the Basetime, Overtime, Holiday, and Laboratory Services Rates

Filed on: 12/05/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-26326  PDF  10 Pages (140 KB)  Permalink


Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
12/03/201911/20/2019D.A.Y. FarmOffice of Human and Animal Foods – West Division 1PHS Act/Shell Egg Regulation/Adulterated


USDA Proposes Updates to National Poultry Improvement Plan


USDA Files Action Against Hood River Juice Company Inc. in Oregon for Alleged PACA Violations


  • UPDATE: FDA continues to warn against eating romaine lettuce from Salinas, California as we actively investigate the outbreak’s cause. We are analyzing samples collected at farms & combing through distribution records. Status update can be found here.
  • RT @Cottonaggie: New to FDA, not to #FoodSafety says Frank Yiannas, deputy commissionerfor Food Policy and Response … has been asked to see what new technologies can advance the Food Safety issue #LetsTalkSolutions


  • #DYK that excessive vitamin D can cause harmful side effects for infants? Vitamin D supplements are recommended for some infants, especially those that are breast-fed, to help support healthy bone development. Check out FDA’s recommendations:


December 6, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules


National Organic Standards Board

Filed on: 12/06/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2019

FR Document:2019-26446 PDF 3 Pages (83.8 KB) Permalink



DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeReason/ProblemCompany
12/05/2019Nancy AdamsDark Chocolate Graham CrackersFood & Beverages, Allergens, Snack Food ItemUndeclared MilkNassau Candy Distributors
12/05/2019Special KittyWet, canned cat foodAnimal & Veterinary, Target Animal – Safety, Pet FoodProducts don’t meet the Company’s quality and safety standardsThe J. M. Smucker Company

GRAS Notices

GRN No.SubstanceDate of ClosureFDA Letter
804Pea proteinNov 8, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)8 (94 KB)
803Pea proteinNov 8, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)9 (91 KB)
849Inulin from artichokeOct 30, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)10 (129 KB)
843Algal oil (35% docosahexaenoic acid) from Schizochytrium sp. strain FCC-1324Oct 18, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)11 (85 KB)
844Algal oil (55% docosahexaenoic acid) from Schizochytrium sp. strain FCC-3204Oct 18, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)12 (105 KB)


NTP Update – December 2019 now available


Webinar: Overview of The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Feb 2019


Another Unsolved Lettuce Outbreak Highlights Need for Better Investigative Tools



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