Laws and Regulations Committee Update – March 25 – 26, 2021

March 25, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California; Increased Assessment Rate

Filed on: 03/25/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/26/2021

FR Document: 2021-06222  PDF 15 Pages (101 KB)  Permalink

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals [shell egg surveillance program]

Filed on: 03/25/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/26/2021

FR Document: 2021-06226  PDF 4 Pages (66.9 KB)  Permalink

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

Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program; Request for Extension and Revision

Filed on: 03/25/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/26/2021

FR Document: 2021-06225  PDF 6 Pages (86.6 KB)  Permalink

Request for Information:

United States Standards for Sorghum

Filed on: 03/25/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/26/2021

FR Document: 2021-06230  PDF 3 Pages (75.2 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandProductProduct TypeReasonCompany
03/24/2021La FeFrozen Peppers & OnionsFood & BeveragesPotential contamination with small plastic piecesGraceKennedy Foods LLC
03/24/2021Real WaterWater and Water ConcentrateFood & Beverages, Contaminants, Bottled WaterProduct may be linked to instances of non-viral hepatitisReal Water, Inc.

USDA

FACT SHEET: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

After Identifying Gaps in Previous Aid, USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

FSIS

Recalls

BC Food LA, LLC Recalls Ineligible Beef Products Imported From China

AMS

USDA Modifies Handling Regulation for Oregon and Washington Pears

March 26, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Marketing Order:

Walnuts Grown in California

Filed on: 03/26/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-06207  PDF 21 Pages (131 KB)  Permalink

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

  • Filed on: 03/26/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-06384  PDF 4 Pages (77.4 KB)  Permalink

  • [Note: U.S. Grain Standards Act]
  • Filed on: 03/26/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-06400  PDF 4 Pages (75.6 KB)  Permalink

  • [Note: Generic Clearance of Multiple Crop and Pesticide Use]

APHIS

APHIS Authorizes Importation of Pepper Fruit from Colombia into the Continental United States

AMS

USDA Announces Removal of Frozen Mango from Mango Research and Promotion Program

USDA

Opening Statement of Thomas J. Vilsack Before the House Committee on Agriculture – Remarks as Prepared

USDA Shares Food Safety Tips for Passover and Easter

NIH/ODS

Now Available: What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements Recording

@FDAfood

  • Parents – It is important for the growth & development of babies & young children that they have a well-balanced diet with a variety of healthy foods. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about a healthy diet for your child so they get the needed nutrients. http://go.usa.gov/xsUSg
  • Are you one of the millions of men and women on the front lines of growing, processing, preparing, selling, and delivering food for people and animals?  The @US_FDA has information for you on COVID-19 vaccination.  https://go.usa.gov/xsKyW #NationalAgWeek

@DrWoodcokFDA

  • We are committed to protecting the health of Americans and we take action when there are potential contamination and food safety issues. The company that makes “Real Water” has agreed to a recall and FDA’s investigation continues.
    • [RT @FDArecalls]: Real Water, Inc., Issues Precautionary Recall of All Sizes of Real Water Brand Drinking Water Due to a Possible Health Risk https://go.usa.gov/xszrD
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