Laws and Regulations Committee Update – December 6 – 8, 2021

December 6, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Assessment Rates: Avocados Grown in South Florida

Filed on: 12/06/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/07/2021

FR Document: 2021-26494  PDF 10 Pages (117 KB)  Permalink



DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
12/03/2021BUBS NaturalsFountain of Youth FormulaFood & BeveragesUndeclared milkBubs Naturals


Constituent Update – December 3, 2021 [Items of interest: FSIS Seeking Proposals for Pilot Projects to Control Salmonella in Poultry Slaughter and Processing Establishments; FSIS Posts Next Set of Establishment-Specific Datasets;  FSIS to Host Field Service Laboratory Virtual Open House]

Alexander & Hornung Recalls Fully Cooked Pork Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Erie Meat Products Ltd. Recalls Chicken Bologna Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection


AGENCY: USDA-AMSRIN: 0581-AE06Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

National Academies

12/8 meeting: Microplastics from Food and Water: State of the Science and Potential Impacts on Human Health

Marler Blog

Enoki Mushroom recall a reminder of 2020 deadly Listeria Outbreak

Josie’s Organics baby spinach E. coli outbreak linked 14 illnesses in 9 states

December 7, 2021


AGENCY: USDA-FSARIN: 0560-AI59Status: Concluded
TITLE: Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage Payments; Conservation Reserve Program; Dairy Indemnity Payment Program; Marketing Assistance Loans; Loan Deficiency Payments; Oriental Fruit Fly Program; and FSFL
** COMPLETED: 12/06/2021COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


FDA Takes Steps to Facilitate the Export of Food under China’s New Facility Registration Requirements – Decree 248


USDA Establishes Food Purchase Program to Transform the Food System, Build Back Better via Local Food Purchase



  • @US_FDA, @CDCgov, and partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections linked to seafood manufactured or processed by Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. of Denver, CO. As of 12/6/2021, the CDC has declared this outbreak over.

December 8, 2021

Federal Register

International Trade Administration


Procedures and Rules for Article 10.12 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Filed on: 12/08/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2021

FR Document: 2021-26551  PDF 27 Pages (166 KB)  Permalink


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India; Correction

Filed on:  12/08/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2021

FR Document: 2021-26653  PDF 3 Pages (106 KB)  Permalink

International Trade Commission


Investigations; Determinations, Modifications, and Rulings, etc.:

Certain Chocolate Milk Powder and Packaging Thereof

Filed on: 12/08/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:12/09/2021

FR Document: 2021-26626  PDF 4 Pages (96.3 KB)  Permalink

Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam

Filed on: 12/08/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/09/2021

FR Document: 2021-26688  PDF 5 Pages (93.6 KB)  Permalink



DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeReason for RecallCompany
12/07/2021Dakota TomsChicken Salad CroissantFood & BeveragesUndeclared egg and milkDakota Toms

Warning Letters

PostedIssuedCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
12/07/202112/01/2021VitaStik, Inc.Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
12/07/202112/01/2021VitaCig, Inc.Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
12/07/202112/01/2021NV Nutrition, LLCCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
12/07/202112/01/2021Vitamin Vape, Inc.Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
12/07/202110/21/2021Golden Medal Mushroom Inc.Division of West Coast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
12/07/202111/09/2021Synaptent, LLCOffice of Human and Animal Food Operations-East 6New Drug/Misbranded
12/07/202107/27/2021Roal Produce, IncDivision of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
12/07/202112/01/2021Sabra Dipping Company, LLCDivision of Human and Animal Food Operations East IICGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated

White House

Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Plans for $11 Billion to End Malnutrition at Global Nutrition Summit


FACT SHEET: USDA Support for Food Banks and the Emergency Food System


AGENCY: USDA-FNSRIN: 0584-AE81Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Child Nutrition Programs: Temporary Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium



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  • DYK- That most #sodium consumed comes from packaged and prepared foods, not from table salt? Check the Nutrition Facts label when shopping for your family meals.