Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 16 – 20, 2021

July 16, 2021

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

National Poultry Improvement Plan

Filed on: 07/16/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/19/2021

FR Document: 2021-15185  PDF 4 Pages (98.9 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Release of Ramularia crupinae for Biological Control of Common Crupina (Crupina vulgaris) in the Contiguous United States

Filed on: 07/16/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/19/2021

FR Document: 2021-15176  PDF 3 Pages (61.7 KB)  Permalink

Exemption:

Movement of Organisms Modified or Produced through Genetic Engineering

Filed on: 07/16/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/19/2021

FR Document: 2021-15236  PDF 6 Pages (113 KB)  Permalink

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Guidance:

Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli in Beef Slaughter and Processing Operations

Filed on: 07/16/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/19/2021

FR Document: 2021-15274  PDF 38 Pages (194 KB)  Permalink

Response to the Office of Inspector General’s Recommendations on the Rulemaking Process for the Proposed Rule Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection

Filed on: 07/16/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/19/2021

FR Document: 2021-15291  PDF 7 Pages (112 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Guidance for Industry: Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging (Chemistry Considerations)

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium: BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad (July 2021)

Animal Drug Safety-Related Labeling Changes

APHIS

Proposal to Exempt Plants with Additional Modifications Produced Using Genetic Engineering That are Otherwise Achievable by Conventional Breeding

USDA

USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants, Releases New Data Showing Expansion of Farm to School Efforts

NIH/ODS

Now Available: Summer ODS Update Newsletter

Twitter

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • FDA, along with @CDCgov , state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad produced in the firm’s Rochelle, IL facility. https://go.usa.gov/xFcee
  • Consumers, restaurants & retailers should not eat, sell, or serve BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad produced in Rochelle, IL. These salads are packaged in a plastic clamshell container labeled as “fresh from Rochelle, IL” & were distributed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa & Indiana.
  • FDA is working with the company to determine if there are additional products that could have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

@FDAfood

  • DYK most dietary sodium (over 70%) comes from eating packaged and prepared foods—not from salt added to food when cooking or eating. Learn how to use the Nutrition Facts label as your tool to make informed decisions about sodium: https://go.usa.gov/xFcbS

July 19, 2021

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

Filed on: 07/19/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/20/2021

FR Document: 2021-15394  PDF 11 Pages (133 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrand NameProductTypeRecall Reason
07/16/2021BrightFarmsSalad greensFood & BeveragesSalmonella

FSIS

Green Dining Table, Inc. Recalls Frozen Pork Dumplings Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Constituent Update – July 16, 2021

  • USDA Finalized Rule on the Inspection of Yak and Other Bovidae, Cervidae, and Camelidae Species
  • FSIS Announces Revised Guidelines for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef Slaughter and Processing Operations
  • FSIS To Post FY2022 Public Health Regulations (PHRs)
  • FSIS to Post Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella
  • FSIS Updates its Bacterial Confirmation Methods
  • FSIS Proposed Rule on Uniform Time Period Requirement for Agency Appeals
  • Export Requirements Update

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California, Nevada, New York and Puerto Rico from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on New York Produce Business

USDA Issues a Complaint Against Tom Agler Livestock and Related Businesses for Alleged Violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision against Pete Blayne Burkhalter, d/b/a/ 4B Cattle for Packers and Stockyards Act Violations

USDA Cites Southern Produce Distributors Inc. in North Carolina for PACA Violations

USDA Files Action Against Ringer & Son Brokerage Co. Inc. in Colorado for Alleged PACA Violations

USDA Warns of Fraudulent Emails Misusing the PACA Name

Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Section 32 Purchase of Pacific Seafood Items

Twitter

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • BrightFarms is recalling packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, IL greenhouse farm because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell or serve the affected products: https://go.usa.gov/xFcee
  • FDA continues to investigate and is working with the company to determine if there are additional products or “Best By” dates that could have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

@DrMayneFDAFood

  • Enjoying the summer weather with an outdoor picnic or barbeque? Foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather, so don’t forget about #foodsafety when you pack your cooler or prep your grill: https://go.usa.gov/xvMJ7

@FDAfood

  • Whether you are attending in-person or virtually, don’t miss the FDA’s Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition at  @IAFPFood Annual Meeting July 18-21. Plus informative presentations and conversations with FDA experts, including @FrankYiannasFDA
  • Check the #NewNutritionFactsLabel to see if foods are LOW or HIGH in added sugars. 5% DV or less is LOW, 20% DV or more is HIGH. http://go.usa.gov/x6BBU

July 20, 2021

FDA

Dockets

FDA-2021-P-0761. Citizen Petition from International Maple Syrup Institute, Requests that the FDA amend the current Standard of Identity for maple syrup (21 CFR §168.140)

AMS

USDA Announces Changes to Blackeye Bean Inspection Criteria

Twitter

  • @FrankYiannasFDA
    • [RT @QAMagazine]:
    • #Traceability will continue to be a focus for #FDA, said @FrankYiannasFDA #IAFP2021
    • I think we’re in the midst of a food safety revolution. I don’t think I’m exaggerating.” — @FrankYiannasFDA  #IAFP2021
    • “Because of FSMA, there’s been a bigger, larger conversation around food safety.” — @FrankYiannasFDA during the U.S. Regulatory Update on Food Safety at #IAFP2021
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