Laws and Regulations Committee Update – November 11 – 15, 2021

November 11, 2021

White House

President Biden to Sign Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Monday

Recent Progress and Actions on Port Congestion

FSIS

Innovative Solutions, Inc. Recalls Chicken Patty Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Euro Foods Dba Citterio USA Corp. Recalls Salame Stick Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

AMS

USDA Hosts Webinar on the New Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program
USDA Begins Accepting Applications for New Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program

USDA Invests $20.2 Million in Grants for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Tommy Baxley, d.b.a. Tri State Cattle Marketing

USDA Issues a Default Decision Against Dwaine A. Miller for Violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Merlin L. Garver Inc. and Merlin Jan Garver

Twitter

@FDAFood

  • ICYMI – Key Concepts in Addressing Food Safety Culture as Science – Not a Slogan. Listen to the webinar recording here: https://youtu.be/lXm3dRH4B7s?t=0 “Food safety culture matters. We can’t just advance food safety using our traditional approaches.”

November 12, 2021

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document: 2021-24884  PDF 2 Pages (87.3 KB) Permalink

[Note: Information collection on petitions for rulemaking related to the FMIA, PPIA or EPIA.]

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Meetings: Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document: 2021-24724  PDF 2 Pages (65.7 KB)  Permalink

[Note: upcoming virtual meeting of the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee on 12/15 and 12/16.]

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances: Pyriproxyfen

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document: 2021-24793  PDF 13 Pages (123 KB)  Permalink

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions: Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document: 2021-24787  PDF 7 Pages (107 KB)  Permalink

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Pasta from Italy

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document:2021-24821  PDF 7 Pages (107 KB)  Permalink

Certain Pasta from the Republic of Turkey

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document:2021-24857  PDF 3 Pages (108 KB)  Permalink

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document:2021-24822  PDF 5 Pages (101 KB) Permalink

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Colombia

Filed on: 11/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2021

FR Document:2021-24823  PDF 5 Pages (109 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/11/2021EllenosMango Greek YogurtFood & Beverages, Allergens, Yogurt/Yogurt ProductUndeclared EggEllenos Real Greek Yogurt

AMS

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Kenneth Mezurek, dba Mezurek Livestock

November 15, 2021

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Agriculture Organisms and Vectors; Import and Transport Permits

Filed on: 11/15/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/16/2021

FR Document: 2021-24925  PDF 4 Pages (102 KB)  Permalink

White House

Statement from President Joe Biden Announcing His Intention to Nominate Dr. Robert Califf for Commissioner of Food and Drugs

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/12/2021Aqua Nova, North Coast, Tony’sSalmon LoxFood & BeveragesListeria monocytogenes contaminationOregon Lox Company
11/12/2021Natural Delight CollectionDried ApricotsFood & BeveragesUndeclared SulfitesILG International Trading, Inc.
11/12/2021Multiple brandsDietary SupplementsFood & Beverages, AllergensUndeclared MilkNutracap Holdings, LLC

HHS

Statement from Secretary Xavier Becerra on President Biden’s Intention to Nominate Dr. Robert Califf for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

FSIS

Constituent Update – November 12, 2021 [Notable items: swine slaughter establishments may apply to participate in a time-limited trial to help experiment with ergonomics, automation, and crewing; FSIS Posts Livestock Humane Handling Inspection Report; FSIS to Post Updated Dataset on Import Refusals; Tips for Faster Label Approval Process]

USDA

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Jose Emilio Esteban, Ph.D. to Serve as Under Secretary for Food Safety

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