Laws and Regulations Committee Update – January 21 – 23, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Walnuts Grown in California:

Suspension of Reserve Obligation and its Requirements

Filed on: 01/21/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/22/2020

FR Document:2020-00399 PDF 16 Pages (157 KB)  Permalink

FSIS

Jan 17, 2020 | PDF

  • FSIS Posts FY 2020 Annual Plan
  • FSIS to Post Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella
  • Tips for Faster Label Approval Process

FNS

Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Publishes Proposed Rule – Aims to Streamline SFSP Operations

USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms

Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Sets the Record Straight on Proposed School Meals Flexibilities

AMS

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

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision with Ashville Stockyard Inc., Bradley M. Plunkett and Tilda Plunkett for Violations of the P&S Act

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in New Jersey and New York from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in New York and Utah from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Files Action Against Mibo Fresh Foods LLC in Texas for Alleged PACA Violations

White House

Remarks by President Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and Trade Show

CSPI

Trump Administration Continues Assault on School Kids’ Meals

@US_FDA

  • Health Educators: Kick off the new year with FDA’s Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit! Use this toolkit to teach your community how to make healthier food choices by using the Nutrition Facts label. https://go.usa.gov/xpp6s

@SecretarySonny

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • Great meeting this week on reducing the risk of foodborne illness with Rob Tauxe (CDC), Mindy Brashears (USDA), & myself representing @US_FDA. The American people expect their government agencies to work together & we do! #collaboration
  • RT @LGMAnews: Produce food safety updates from @FrankYiannasFDA @US_FDA

January 22, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard:

Validation of Refining Processes

Filed on: 01/22/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-01019 PDF 2 Pages (85.2 KB) Permalink

FDA

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Customer/Partner Service Surveys

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeReason/ProblemCompany
01/21/2020Sham GardensTahinaFood & Beverages, Foodborne IllnessPotential to be contaminated with SalmonellaFive Star Food Inc.

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompany NameIssuing OfficeSubject
01/21/202001/07/2020Swagath Home Foods LLCDivision of West Coast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
01/21/202012/12/2019Dinamix Distribution, LLC.Division of Southeast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
01/21/202012/12/2019Vapetrunk Company IncCenter for Tobacco ProductsFamily Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded
01/21/202012/12/2019Hazetown Vapes Inc.Center for Tobacco ProductsFamily Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded

Food and Water Watch

Right Now Chicken Companies Can Knowingly Sell You Salmonella Contaminated Meat…

@FrankYiannasFDA

@SecretarySonny

  • RT @gdecd: The GDEcD team greeted U.S. Department of Agriculture @SecretarySonny today in Las Vegas at #SHOTShow. More than 50 Georgia companies are exhibiting at @nssfshotshow, which is the No. 1 trade show for the shooting, hunting and outdoor industries.

@FDAfood

“Ugly” produce, although safe and nutritious, often gets left behind at stores. Try creating delicious smoothies with “ugly” produce to reduce food waste. https://go.usa.gov/xppJP  #NoWastedFood #TuesdayThoughts

January 23, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations

Filed on: 01/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/24/2020

FR Document: C1-2019-28058 PDF 3 Pages (73.2 KB)  Permalink

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 01/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-01146 PDF 4 Pages (17.5 KB) Permalink

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Approval of Laboratories to Conduct Official Testing; Consolidation of Regulations

Filed on: 01/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/24/2020

FR Document:2020-01114 PDF 14 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

  • New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Changes of Sponsor; Change of Sponsor’s Address

Filed on: 01/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-00421 PDF 23 Pages (222 KB) Permalink

  • New Animal Drugs; Withdrawal of Approval of a New Animal Drug Application; Withdrawal of Approval of Abbreviated New Animal Drug Applications

Filed on: 01/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-00422 PDF 2 Pages (84.2 KB) Permalink

FDA

FDA Sampling Frozen Berries for Harmful Viruses

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeReason/ProblemCompany
01/22/2020Premo, Fresh GrabSandwichesFood & Beverages, Prepared Food, Foodborne IllnessDue to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenesLipari Foods

AMS

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Florida Produce Business

GAO

Alternative Drinking Water Systems: Use by Very Small Communities, Related Cost Savings, and Technical Assistance Provided by EPA and USDA

@FrankYiannasFDA

@US_FDA

@FDAfood

  • Looking to eat healthier when out for #lunch today? Calorie information can help you decide if you might want to share with a friend or save some for later. To learn more, visit http://fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu …

RT @EPAland: #NoWastedFood#BetterTogetherhttps://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/sustainable-management-food-basics#what …https://twitter.com/EPA/status/1219995413056454662 …