Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 1 – 6, 2022

July 1, 2022

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

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

Pyriofenone

Filed on: 07/01/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/05/2022

FR Document: 2022-14224  PDF 12 Pages (124 KB)  Permalink

White House

President Biden Announces Eleventh Operation Fly Formula Mission

President Biden Announces Twelfth Operation Fly Formula Mission

FDA

FDA Infant Formula Update: June 30, 2022

FDA Releases Update of 2022 Priority Guidance Topics for Foods Program

FDA Delivers Progress Update on 5-Year Veterinary Stewardship Plan, Publishes Report about Antimicrobial Sales, Use, and Resistance Data in Animal Agriculture

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
06/30/2022Little BearWhole Vidalia onionsFood & BeveragesPotential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesA&M Farms

USDA

Biden Administration Takes Additional Steps to Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs

APHIS

APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Avocado from Panama

APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Dragon Fruit from Vietnam

APHIS Updates Federal Domestic Soil Quarantine Map

AMS

USDA Announces Puerto Rico Signs Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement

FTC

FTC Finalizes Order Banning Deceptive Marketing by Supplement Seller

CPSC

Mary T. Boyle Sworn in As CPSC Commissioner

Twitter

@FDAfood

  • Daily Harvest emailed consumers who were shipped the affected product and other consumers for whom the company had contact information. Consumers were issued a credit for the recalled product. If you still have the recalled product in the freezer immediately dispose of it.
  • #RECALL: Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles on June 17, 2022. @US_FDA, @CDCgov, and other partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may…. https://fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/investigation-adverse-event-reports-french-lentil-leek-crumbles-june-2022
  • …. be attributable to eating the French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product. As of June 28, the FDA has received 133 Consumer Adverse Event Reports (CAERS) reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

@US_FDA

  • The FDA will continue to dedicate all available resources to help ensure that safe and nutritious infant formula products remain available for use in the U.S. and will keep the public informed of progress updates.
  • About 555K cans of formula produced by Danone (New Zealand) will be imported. That amounts to about 1.1M pounds, or about 16.6M full-size, 8-ounce bottles. The products are likely to be available in August.
  • The FDA is exercising enforcement discretion for the importation of Aptamil Gold Plus following the review of information provided pertaining to nutritional adequacy and safety. https://fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-infant-formula-update-june-30-2022

@SeCVilsack

  • .@USDA will continue to work with our partners to find solutions focused on supporting and strengthening school nutrition programs. For more information on these programs, check out @USDANutrition.
  • Thanks to @POTUS’s leadership, @USDA is taking additional steps to strengthen school meal programs. This administration knows the pressures schools face due to ongoing supply chain issues and is using every tool at its disposal to meet those challenges.

@USDA

  • USDA will provide nearly $1 billion in additional funding to schools to support the purchase of American-grown foods for their meal programs. Details: https://go.usa.gov/xJeGV

July 6, 2022

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance:

Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals

Filed on: 07/06/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/08/2022

FR Document: 2022-14567  PDF 5 Pages (76.4 KB) Permalink

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Interstate Movement of Certain Land Tortoises

Filed on: 07/06/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/07/2022

FR Document:2022-14467  PDF 4 Pages (103 KB) Permalink

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Collection of Conflict-of-Interest Information for Participation in Non-Employee Fellowship and Traineeship Programs

Filed on: 07/06/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/07/2022

FR Document: 2022-14439  PDF 6 Pages (90.7 KB) Permalink

FDA

FDA Roundup: July 5, 2022

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/05/2022Favorite DayLavender Shortbread CookiesFood & Beverages, Allergens, Bakery Product/MixPotential for Undeclared Soy or EggsJ&M Foods

Warning Letters Posted:

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
07/05/202205/13/2022Krishna Trading LLCDivision of Northern Border ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
07/05/202205/12/2022La Ilusion Fresh Guava Inc.Division of Northern Border ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
07/05/202205/31/2022Export Guatemala CorporationDivision of Southeast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
07/05/202206/30/2022Herbsens BotanicalsCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERFinished Pharmaceuticals/Unapproved New Drug
07/05/202206/30/2022Klarity KratomCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERFinished Pharmaceuticals/Unapproved New Drug
07/05/202206/30/2022Kratom ExchangeCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERFinished Pharmaceuticals/Unapproved New Drug
07/05/202206/30/2022Omni Consumer Products LLC d/b/a YoKratomCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERFinished Pharmaceuticals/Unapproved New Drug
07/05/202206/30/2022MONQ, LLCCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERFinished Pharmaceuticals/Unapproved New Drug

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

FSIS

Voluntary Use and Ordering of COVID-19 Self-Test Kits

Twitter

@US_FDA

  • We issued warning letters, jointly with @FTC, to four companies selling unapproved kratom products and one company selling essential oils for the treatment/cure of opioid use disorder and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Today we, in cooperation with @CDCgov and @USDAFoodSafety, opened registration for the 2022 Public Meeting of NARMS, taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 21 & Thursday, September 22 and open to all stakeholders at no cost.

@SecVilsack

  • Thanks to @POTUS‘s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and American Rescue Plan, we have been able to make unprecedented investments in rural America. Rural communities are the backbone of the American economy, and the Biden administration is committed to supporting them.
  • Last week, I announced nearly $1 billion to help schools purchase food for their meal programs. As program operators struggle with supply chain challenges and rising food costs, we are committed to providing them support as they feed our nation’s children.
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