Laws and Regulations Committee Update – June 5, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

National Organic Program:

Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per April 2019 National Organic Standards Board Recommendations (Livestock and Handling)

Filed on: 06/05/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/08/2020

FR Document: 2020-11840 PDF 17 Pages (246 KB) Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Tolerance Exemption:

Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab-1 Protein in Soybean

Filed on: 06/05/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/08/2020

FR Document: 2020-11676 PDF 10 Pages (166 KB) Permalink


Temporary Policy Regarding Preventive Controls and FSVP Food Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Updated June 2020)



NumberTitleDate IssuedExpiration Date
32-20Face Coverings, Disinfectant Wipes, and Hand Sanitizer for the Reopening of USDA and FSIS FacilitiesJun 05, 2020Jun 01, 2021


U.S., Taiwan-AIT/TECRO Equivalence Arrangement Expands Organic Export Opportunities

California Firm Posts $30,000 Surety Bond To Obtain PACA License


USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 5 Million Boxes Distributed


USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments

Secretary Perdue Statement on Ninth Circuit Dicamba Decision

White House

EO on Accelerating the Nation’s Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investments and Other Activities


FTC Sends Letters Warning 35 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19




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