Laws and Regulations Committee Update –May 31 – June 1, 2022

May 31, 2022

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

U.S. Grade Standards for Pecans in the Shell and Shelled Pecans

Filed on: 05/31/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2022

FR Document: 2022-10856  PDF 29 Pages (156 KB)  Permalink

Health and Human Services Department

Notices

Establishment of the Office of Environmental Justice

Filed on: 05/31/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2022

FR Document: 2022-11192  PDF 2 Pages (92.1 KB)  Permalink

White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, May 26, 2022

[Note: includes information on USDA plan to strengthen food supply chains]

FDA

FDA Efforts to Result in Millions of Additional Bottles of Infant Formula to Further Increase U.S. Supply

FDA Roundup: May 27, 2022

[Note: discusses warning letters sent to companies selling CBD products intended for use in food-producing animals]

Hepatitis A Virus – Strawberries (May 2022)

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
05/27/2022Botanic ChoicePrune & Senna SoftgelsDietary SupplementsUndeclared peanutsIndiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
05/27/2022Rich’sPeanut butter cupsFood & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Peanut ButterSalmonellaAlbanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
05/28/2022Trader Joe’sLemony Arugula Basil Salad KitFood & BeveragesUndeclared wheat and eggsTaylor Farms Retail
05/28/2022Giant EagleBaked items containing peanut butterFood & BeveragesSalmonellaGiant Eagle
05/28/2022Quick ChekApple and Peanut Butter Snack TraysFood & BeveragesSalmonellaSafeway Fresh Foods

Warning Letters:

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
05/31/202205/05/2022Yippee Farms, LLCDivision of Human and Animal Food Operations East IIIllegal Drug Residue Animal Tissue/Adulterated
05/31/202203/11/2022CAJ Food Products Inc.Office of Human and Animal Food Operations East Division 6New Drug/Misbranded
05/31/202204/28/2022Russ Davis Wholesale IncOffice of Human and Animal Food Operations – West Division 1Juice HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

FSIS

Constituent Update – May 27, 2022

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ready-to-Eat Salad Products Containing Peanut Butter that May be Contaminated with Salmonella

HHS

HHS Secretary Becerra Invokes Defense Production Act for Third Time to Further Increase Production of Infant Formula for American Families

APHIS

USDA to Host Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop August 30

Secretary Vilsack Approves Additional Funds to Support Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response

AMS

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Gregg Ebner Jr. for Alleged Violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act

June 1, 2022

Federal Register

U.S. Codex Office

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Alimentarius Commission, Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs

Filed on: 06/01/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/02/2022

FR Document: 2022-11859  PDF 4 Pages (130 KB)  Permalink

White House

FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Announces Action Plan on Global Water Security and Highlights the Administration’s Work to Build Drought Resilience

FDA

FDA Roundup: May 31, 2022

USDA

USDA Announces Framework for Shoring Up the Food Supply Chain and Transforming the Food System to Be Fairer, More Competitive, More Resilient

Twitter

@USDA

  • Join @SecVilsack LIVE tomorrow June 1, at 11:30 AM ET, where he will announce USDA’s framework for shoring up the food supply chain and transforming the food system to be fairer, more competitive, and more resilient. Watch live: https://usda.gov/live.

June 3, 2022

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Requests for Nominations: National Organic Standards Board

Filed on: 06/03/2022 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/06/2022

FR Document: 2022-12059 PDF 4 Pages (87.1 KB) Permalink

FDA

FDA Infant Formula Update: June 2, 2022

FDA Launches New Dietary Supplement Education Initiative for Consumers, Educators, and Healthcare Professionals

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
06/02/2022Leonard Novelty BakeryCarrot cake squaresFood & BeveragesUndeclared walnutsLeonard Novelty Bakery

APHIS

APHIS Publishes Notice for Importation of Commercial Oha Leaves from Nigeria

APHIS Seeking Stakeholder Insight About Strategic Plan Framework

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Georgia

FSIS

Petition Submitted by Northern Goose Processors Ltd.

[Note: Comments submitted by Oriental Food Association on petition to change definition of RTE poultry]

Petition for Interpretive Rule Related to Certain Salmonella Serotypes

[Note: FSIS issues final response denying petition]

Petition to Revise Regulations That Prescribe Safe Handling Instruction Labeling for Raw and Partially Cooked Meat and Poultry Products

[Note: FSIS issues final response denying petition]

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FNSRIN: 0584-AE72Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
STAGE: Final RuleECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No
** RECEIVED DATE: 06/02/2022LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

Twitter

@SecVilsack

  • Yesterday, I announced the framework of how @USDA will transform the food system. Bold action taken by @POTUS has allowed us to reimagine how we’ll build back stronger. We’re starting by building a food supply chain that provides more opportunities for consumers and producers.
  • @USDA is working to support local and regional markets by connecting them to local farmers, ranchers and producers. We’re strengthening food systems in rural communities across the country to ensure money spent in these communities stays there.

@FDA

  • For more on efforts to get more safe infant formula on store shelves, visit this new site from @WhiteHouse
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