Laws and Regulations Committee Update – March 1 – 2, 2021

March 1, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Fees for Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies, Miscellaneous Fees for Other Services, and Removal of Specific Fee References

Filed on: 03/01/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/02/2021

FR Document: 2021-03537  PDF 13 Pages (114 KB)  Permalink

Agriculture Department


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 03/01/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/02/2021

FR Document:2021-04248 PDF2 Pages (75.7 KB) Permalink

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Internet Access at Official Establishments and Plants

Filed on: 03/01/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/02/2021

FR Document: 2021-03609  PDF 23 Pages (186 KB)  Permalink


FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine


DateBrand NameDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
02/27/2021El Abuelito, El Viejito and moreQueso Fresco, Quesillo, and Requeson ProductsFood & BeveragesListeria monocytogenesEl Abuelito Cheese


Feb 26, 2021 | PDF

  • FSIS Launches Updated Website
  • FSIS to Announce the Internet Access at Official Establishments and Plants Proposed Rule 
  • Tips for a Faster Label Approval Process



  • #DYK? @US_FDA has a dedicated task force closely monitoring the market for fraudulent products as part of our #COVID19 response. LEARN MORE this #NCPW2021:
  • Job Alert! #FDAORA is recruiting for Consumer Safety Officers across the US! This position serves as FDA rep on food, drug, medical device & biologic product investigations. College degree & 30 credit hours in science required. APPLY TODAY!


  • Now introducing … the new Nutrition Facts label! The refreshed look and updated information can help you make informed choices about foods and beverages. Look for it where you shop Learn more here: #NationalNutritionMonth


  • DYK that some peanut butters contain xylitol as a sweetener, which is toxic to dogs? Make sure you check the label of your PB before you give it to your dog #PeanutButterLoversDay

March 2, 2021

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Elimination of the Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program

Filed on: 03/02/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/03/2021

FR Document: 2021-03772  PDF 6 Pages (87.3 KB)  Permalink



DateBrand NameDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/01/2021QuakerRice Crisps Sweet Barbecue FlavorFood & Beverages, Allergens, Snack Food ItemMay Contain Undeclared Soy IngredientsThe Quaker Oats Company
03/01/2021VitakraftVita Smart Hedgehog FoodAnimal & VeterinaryPotential to be contaminated with SalmonellaVitakraft Sun Seed Inc.


Milky Way International Trading Corp. Recalls Canned Corned Beef Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection


AGENCY: EPA-OCSPPRIN: 2070-AK67Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Reporting and Recordkeeping for Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Under Section 8(a)(7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
** RECEIVED DATE: 03/01/2021LEGAL DEADLINE: Statutory  


Man-Made Chemicals and Potential Health Risks: EPA Has Completed Some Regulatory-Related Actions for PFAS


  • Outbreak Update: El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. announced the expansion of their recall to cover additional products that are manufactured or handled in the same facility as the Queso Fresco products linked to the Listeria outbreak.
  • Ask your retailer if any Queso Fresco or Quesillo cheese you may have purchased was repackaged from the cheeses recalled by El Abuelito. If you are unable to obtain an answer, do not buy it and throw away the potentially recalled cheese you have at home.


  • We are grateful to have Dewayne and Andy join the team to help us transform America’s food system, create fairer markets for all producers, and ensure equity across the Department.
    • [RT @USDA]: Welcome Dr. Dewayne Goldmon who has just been announced as Senior Advisor for Racial Equity to the Secretary of Agriculture and Andy Green as Senior Advisor for Fair and Competitive Markets


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