Laws and Regulations Committee Update – March 19 – 23, 2021

March 19, 2021

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date; Correction

Filed on: 03/18/2021 at 4:15 pm Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2021

FR Document: 2021-05907  PDF 14 Pages (113 KB)  Permalink

  • [Note: Delaying the effective date of the SUNSET rule for one year until March 22, 2022]

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

  • Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements for Products Claiming Efficacy Against Certain Invertebrate Pests

Filed on: 03/19/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/22/2021

FR Document: 2021-05137  PDF 104 Pages (318 KB)  Permalink

  • Receipt of Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities March 2021

Filed on: 03/19/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/22/2021

FR Document: 2021-05692  PDF 12 Pages (114 KB)  Permalink


FDA’s Ongoing Use of Inspectional Tools for Ensuring Access to Safe, Quality Food and Medical Products During the COVID-19 Pandemic


DateBrand NameDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/18/2021Mindo Chocolate MakersCoffee Toffee Chocolate BarFood & BeveragesDue to undeclared milkMindo Chocolate Makers
03/18/2021Gelson’sYogurt RaisinsFood & BeveragesMay contain undeclared PeanutsWestern Mixers Produce & Nut Company


AGENCY: USDA-APHISRIN: 0579-AC69Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans


  • FDA will continue to leverage and maximize every available tool and resource to meet our oversight responsibilities to promote and protect public health. #FDAVoices
  • Manufacturers generally are required to have a quality management system, known as preventive controls systems in the food industry, to ensure products are suitable for use.
  • FDA’s oversight, including inspections, verify that these quality management systems are in place and operating as required and identify where corrections are needed.
  • I encourage you to use our resources and materials during #NationalNutritionMonth and throughout the year to learn about the importance of good nutrition.


  • DYK – 71% of U.S. adults strongly agree that eating a healthy diet is important for long-term health? But, only 44% strongly agree they are confident they know how to choose healthy foods? The new Nutrition Facts label to can help support a healthy diet!

March 22, 2021



DateBrand NameDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/19/2021Fresh to YouMG FoodsTurkey wrap sandwich wrapsFood & BeveragesDue to possible Listeria monocytogenesMG Foods dba Canteen Inc.


Constituent Update – March 19, 2021

  • USDA Announces Deputy Under Secretary for food Safety
  • Reminder: FSIS to Host Webinar on Egg Products Final Rule’s Impact on Imports and Exports

Avanza Pasta, LLC Recalls Beef and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Beef and Lamb Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection


USDA Issues a Default Decision Against ZYK Enterprises Inc., d.b.a. S. I Bukhari/ WaQas Muslim Slaughter House and Zeeshan Qazi for Violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act

March 23, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Modification of the Handling Regulation:

Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington

Filed on: 03/23/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/24/2021

FR Document: 2021-05926  PDF 14 Pages (93.5 KB)  Permalink


FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompany NameIssuing OfficeSubject
03/22/202103/15/2021Honest Globe, Inc.Division of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations IVCGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/Adulterated
03/22/202103/18/2021BioLyte Laboratories, LLCDivision of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations IIICGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/Adulterated


DateBrand NameProductProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/22/2021Taste of InspirationsParmesan Garlic Wing SauceFood & BeveragesDue to undeclared fishHannaford Supermarkets
03/22/2021Taste of InspirationsParmesan Garlic Wing SauceFood & BeveragesDue to undeclared fishFood Lion

White House

A Proclamation on National Agriculture Day, 2021



  • Unapproved drug products containing CBD may pose health risks to consumers.  @US_FDA is committed to continuing to protect the public by taking action against companies illegally marketing drugs containing CBD.
    • RT @US_FDA: Today, the FDA issued warning letters to two companies for selling products labeled as containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.


  • Today, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value of America’s farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and producers, who feed, fuel, and clothe our Nation and the world. #NationalAgDay


  • Educators! Check out “Science and Our Food Supply: Exploring Food Agriculture and Biotechnology.” This free curriculum aims to empower you and your middle/high school students with key scientific knowledge and resources to understand food biotechnology.


  • Today is #WorldWaterDay. #DYK that @EPA regulates tap water & FDA regulates bottled water, flavored water, and nutrient-added water beverages? LEARN MORE: #WhatDoesFDARegulate

Mineral Water? Spring Water? Do you know where your bottled water is coming from? Find out how the FDA uses the origin of water in the classification of bottled water.

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