Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 2 – 6, 2020

July 2, 2020

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Use of Radio Frequency Identification Tags as Official Identification in Cattle and Bison

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-14463  PDF 8 Pages (95.7 KB) Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances:

  • –          Oxathiapiprolin

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-12126  PDF 14 Pages (114 KB)  Permalink

  • –          S-metolachlor

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-14393  PDF 14 Pages (114 KB)  Permalink

Tolerance Exemption:

  • –          1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic Acid

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-12143  PDF 11 Pages (119 KB)  Permalink

  • –          2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with a-methyl-¿-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) and a-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-¿-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), graft, sodium salt

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-13011  PDF 13 Pages (126 KB)  Permalink

Food and Drug Administration


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

Generic Clearance for Qualitative Data to Support Social and Behavioral Research for Food, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Animal Food and Feed

Filed on: 07/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/06/2020

FR Document: 2020-14365  PDF 5 Pages (67.5 KB)  Permalink


Stay Food Safe this July Fourth



Secretary Perdue: President Trump delivers USMCA, a huge win for U.S. agriculture


Now Available: Summer ODS Update Newsletter



  • ·       RT @KYAgCommish: For our agricultural producers, #USMCA modernizes and strengthens food and agricultural trade. I am grateful to President @realDonaldTrump and @SecretarySonny for understanding the importance of this agreement to our farmers. #KyAg365
  • ·       #USMCA helps all of America’s diverse agricultural industries. This new and improved deal secures greater access to markets and lowers barriers for our agricultural products. Today, the #USMCA officially goes into effect. We are shown once again that @realDonaldTrump has the backs of America’s farmers and thank him on the delivery of this much better deal. More in my @fayobserver  op-ed HERE:


July 6, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Revisions to the Federal Seed Act Regulations

Filed on: 07/06/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/07/2020

FR Document: 2020-12920 PDF 55 Pages (234 KB) Permalink



DateBrand Name(s)DescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/03/2020Natural BalanceUltra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté FormulaAnimal & Veterinary,Due to elevated levels of choline chlorideJ. M. Smucker Company
07/02/2020Signature FarmsGarden SaladFood & Beverages, Foodborne IllnessPossible Cyclospora ContaminationJewel-Osco
07/02/2020Mystic ShieldMystic Shield Protection Topical SolutionCosmetics, Drugs, Skin Care ProductsUndeclared methanolTransliquid Technologies LLC



  • –          10,010.2 Rev. 1 (Verification Activities For Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli In Raw Beef Products Rev. 1)

Constituent Updates

  • –          Jul 02, 2020 | PDF
  • o   Fourth of July Food Safety Tips
  • o   Tips for Faster Label Approval Process


APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Transition to RFID Official Identification Tags


National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – Final Guidance Documents Now Available



  • ·        RT DYK – foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather & the larger the dose of bacteria the more likely it will lead to food poisoning. Follow these tips to help ensure that your picnic basket is packed with food safety in mind!
  • ·        Want to know what you can do to make a difference during the #COVID19 pandemic? Here are some ways you and your family can help: #StopTheSpread
  • ·        Load coolers into the passenger compartment of the car─ it’s cooler than the trunk. Once at the #picnic site, keep food in coolers until serving time (out of direct sun) and avoid opening the lids often. For more tips:
  • ·        Grilling and summer go together like FDA & #FoodSafety#FDAORA encourages you to bring the BBQ indoors today for #StayOutOfTheSunDay & follow these safe minimum food temperatures to ensure your family enjoys every bite!
  • ·        Thoroughly wash all produce before eating even if you plan to peel it. The knife you use to peel can carry bacteria into the part you eat. Fruits & vegetables that are pre-cut or peeled should be refrigerated or kept on ice to maintain quality and safety.


  • ·        We issued an updated FDA COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary that provides a quick look at facts, figures, & highlights of the agency’s response efforts.


  • ·        There’s also a lot of talk on the internet about CBD for treating anxiety in dogs who are afraid of loud noises. You should be aware that FDA has NOT evaluated these products. This means we can’t say whether they are safe or effective.