Laws and Regulations Committee Update –June 29 – 30, 2022

June 29, 2022

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida:

Marketing Order

Filed on: 06/29/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/30/2022

FR Document: 2022-13934  PDF 20 Pages (124 KB) Permalink

White House

FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Announce Further Efforts to Counter Putin’s Attack on Food Security

Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico

[Note: discusses food security]

Joint Declaration Between the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America

[Note: discusses food security]

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Macky Sall of Senegal

[Note: discusses food security]

FDA

FDA Infant Formula Update: June 28, 2022

FDA Roundup: June 28, 2022

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
06/28/202205/31/2022Daxa Foods, Inc. dba India GrocersDivision of Northeast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
06/28/202205/04/2022Fresh Imports International LLCDivision of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
06/28/202206/09/2022Winfull CorporationSouthwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
06/28/202206/17/2022Conservas Ortiz S.A.Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions
06/28/202206/06/2022SDJJ DistributorsDivision of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
06/28/202206/17/2022Nicamex SeafoodCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions
06/28/202205/26/2022Golden Lab LLCOffice of Human and Animal Food Operations East Division IVUnapproved New Drugs/Misbranded

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-APHISRIN: 0579-AE65Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Amendments to APHIS Indemnity Regulations
STAGE: PreruleECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No
** RECEIVED DATE: 06/28/2022LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

USDA

Vilsack Announces Bioproduct Pilot Program Funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FSIS

Creminelli Fine Meats Recalls Mini Parmesan Salami Stick Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

APHIS

APHIS Reports Out on 2021 Animal and Plant Health International Standard-Setting Activities

AMS

USDA Announces Guam Signs Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Twitter

@USDAFoodSafety

@SecVIlsack

  • We hope to work with our partners to help producers incorporate biobased products and grow circular economies. We’re working to create innovative ways to help producers generate income that is re-invested in rural America and beneficial to the environment.
  • The Bioproduct Pilot Program is designed to support the development of biobased products and help lower carbon footprints. This program will increase the use of renewable materials and help farmers turn waste products into value-added products that drive economic development.
  • I spoke with a group of Iowa producers and industry leaders this afternoon about ways the Biden Administration is creating new revenue streams for farmers. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, @USDA is a creating a new pilot program to support bioproduct innovation.

@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 18,677 cans of formula produced by Abbott Nutrition (Ireland) will be imported. That amounts to about 35K pounds, or about 535K full-size, 8-ounce bottles. The products are expected to be available in mid-July.

June 30, 2022

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

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

Sodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate

Filed on: 06/30/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/01/2022

FR Document: 2022-14067  PDF 12 Pages (123 KB)  Permalink

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Requests for Nominations:

Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees

Filed on: 06/30/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/01/2022

FR Document: 2022-14135  PDF 12 Pages (91.3 KB) Permalink

FDA

Gras Notices

GRN No.SubstanceDate of ClosureFDA Letter
1032D-β-hydroxybutyrateJun 2, 2022FDA has no questions (in PDF)
1020Protein from Helianthus annuus (sunflower protein)Jun 14, 2022At the notifier’s request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF)

USDA

USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

APHIS

APHIS Expands and Establishes Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing) Quarantine Areas in California

APHIS Establishes Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantines in Hargill and Lyford, Willacy County, Texas, and Expands the Quarantine Area in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties, Texas

AMS

USDA Settles Packers and Stockyards Case Against Halal Packing Inc.

USDA Introduces New Commodities and Features Available on Its Market News App

USDA Announces West Virginia Signs Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement

FNS

Pine Ridge Food Sovereignty Efforts Expand Tribal Nutrition Security

Twitter

@SecVilsack

  • Pleased to announce @usdafsa has issued nearly $4 billion in Emergency Relief Program payments in less than a month. Our streamlined implementation process has helped reduce the financial burden farmers and producers have faced due to natural disasters.
  • Producers who have not yet done so have until July 22 to sign up for the Emergency Relief Program. We know farmers and ranchers have busy schedules. Our county office staffs will work with you to make the application process as easy as possible https://fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-relief/index
  • I joined @RepCindyAxne in Minburn this afternoon at Nelson Family Farm to discuss @USDA‘s Emergency Relief Program. @RepCindyAxne has been a vocal proponent of ensuring Iowa producers who suffered crop losses due to derecho and natural disasters are eligible for disaster relief.
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