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

March 29, 2022

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

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

Generic Solution for Solicitation for Funding Opportunity Announcement

Filed on: 03/29/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/30/2022

FR Document: 2022-06642  PDF 4 Pages (111 KB)  Permalink

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Charter Amendments, Establishments, Renewals and Terminations:

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee; Requests for Nominations

Filed on: 03/29/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/30/2022

FR Document: 2022-06679  PDF 4 Pages (73.9 KB)  Permalink

White House

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Senate Vote to Move Forward the Bipartisan Innovation Act

FDA

Federal judge enters consent decree against New Jersey raw animal food manufacturer

FDA Seeks $8.4 Billion to Further Investments in Critical Public Health Modernization, Core Food and Medical Product Safety Programs

Update on Inadvertent Presence of Low Levels of Certain Genetically Engineered Canola Seeds

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/28/2022WiltonReady to Build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch KitFood & BeveragesUndeclared MilkWilton Industries, Inc.

HHS

Statement by HHS Secretary Becerra on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

USDA

Statement by Secretary Vilsack on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

APHIS

Updated APHIS BRS Permit Application and Training is Available

AMS

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Texas Produce Business

March 30, 2022

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Release of Psyllaephagus euphyllurae for Biological Control of Olive Psyllid in the Contiguous United States

Filed on: 03/30/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/31/2022

FR Document: 2022-06760  PDF 4 Pages (112 KB)  Permalink

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Notices

Guidance:

Alternative Test Methods and Integrated Testing Approaches

Filed on: 03/30/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/31/2022

FR Document: 2022-06825  PDF 4 Pages (89.1 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

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

Sodium Salt of Acifluorfen

Filed on: 03/30/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/31/2022

FR Document: 2022-06817  PDF 19 Pages (140 KB)  Permalink

White House

Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Launches COVID.gov, a New One-Stop Shop Website for Vaccines, Tests, Treatments, Masks, and the Latest COVID-⁠19 Information

FACT SHEET:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Additional Infrastructure Funding for Ports and Waterways

FDA

FDA Roundup: March 29, 2022

[Note: discusses consent decree of permanent injunction against Bravo Packing]

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
03/29/2022Carol’s CutsFruit Trays Containing CantaloupeFood & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Fruit/Fruit ProductPotential for SalmonellaLiberty Fruit Company, Inc.

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
03/29/202203/04/2022Medina Baking and Powder Products, Inc.Office of Human and Animal Food Operations Division IV EastFood Labeling/Misbranded
03/29/202203/28/2022Heaven’s Organic LLCCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022CBD SocialCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022Greenway Herbal Products LLCCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022CureganicsCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022Functional Remedies, LLC D/B/A Synchronicity Hemp OilCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Product Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022UPSY LLCCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/29/202203/28/2022Nature’s HighwayCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

GRAS Notices

GRN No.SubstanceDate of ClosureFDA Response
1008Algal oil (≥45% docosahexaenoic acid) from Aurantiochytrium limacinum TKD-1Feb 25, 2022FDA has no questions (in PDF) (166 kB)
1008Algal oil (≥45% docosahexaenoic acid) from Aurantiochytrium limacinum TKD-1Feb 25, 2022FDA has no questions (in PDF) (166 kB)
9872′-fucosyllactoseFeb 2, 2022At the notifier’s request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF) (236 kB)
1010Rebaudioside M obtained by enzymatic treatment of steviol glycosides purified from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni)Jan 26, 2022FDA has no questions (in PDF) (412 kB)
947Cacao pulp, juice, and juice concentrateDec 21, 2021FDA has no questions (in PDF) (145 kB)
985Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis strain ATCC SD 6720Dec 21, 2021FDA has no questions (in PDF) (339 kB)
986Chlorella sorokiniana powder and C. sorokiniana micro powderDec 21, 2021FDA has no questions (in PDF) (148 kB)
978Hydrolyzed aqueous olive pulp extractDec 10, 2021FDA has no questions (in PDF) (256 kB)

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-AMSRIN: 0581-AD89Status: Concluded
TITLE: Origin of Livestock (AMS-NOP-11-0009)
STAGE: Final RuleECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No
RECEIVED DATE: 12/23/2021LEGAL DEADLINE: None  
** COMPLETED: 03/29/2022COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

USDAUSDA Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule for Organic Dairy