Laws and Regulations Committee Update – November 24 – 30, 2021

November 24, 2021

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/23/2021Wel-PacShrimp Powdered Soup StockFood & Beverages, Allergens, SoupUndeclared fish allergen (bonito, sardine, tuna)JFC International, Inc.
11/23/2021H-E-BH-E-B Tomato Basil SoupFood & BeveragesPotential presence of glassFischer and Wieser Specialty Foods

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
11/23/202111/10/2021California Terra Garden Inc.Division of West Coast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
11/23/202109/24/2021Chameleon Beverage Co. Inc. dba Chameleon Sanitizer CorporationDivision of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations IVCGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/Adulterated
11/23/202110/19/2021Bella Rosa Distribution IncDivision of Northern Border ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
11/23/202110/01/2021BN Trading, Inc.Division of Northern Border ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
11/23/202109/07/2021Selected Food & Beverage, Inc.Division of Southwest ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

AMS

USDA Files Action Against American Fruit & Produce Corp. in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations

USDA Announces $90.2 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Local and Regional Markets for U.S. Agricultural Products

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November 29, 2021

Federal Register

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China

Filed on: 11/29/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/30/2021

FR Document: 2021-26022  PDF 9 Pages (110 KB)  Permalink

Monosodium Glutamate from the Republic of Indonesia

Filed on: 11/29/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/30/2021

FR Document: 2021-26019  PDF  Pages (108 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/24/2021Birds EyeFrozen Broccoli TotsFood & BeveragesPotential presence of small rocks and metalConagra Brands, Inc.
11/24/2021TJ Farms SelectFrozen CauliflowerFood & BeveragesPossible Listeria monocytogenes contaminationFlagship Food Group

FDA Requests Information Relevant to the Use of NAC as a Dietary Supplement

[Note: Request for information related to FDA’s tentative responses to two petitions regarding use of NAC in dietary supplements from Council for Responsible Nutrition and Natural Products Association. FDA seeks comments on earliest date NAC marketed in supplements or food and the safe use of NAC in supplements. Comments due 1/25/22]

USDA

USDA Announces American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Partnerships Focused on Underserved Producers

AMS

USDA Settles Packers and Stockyards Act Case Against Stardale Farms LLC and Kevin Beachy

Edmond Shackleford Rochelle, dba Settles Civil Action brought in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Texarkana Division) for Failure To Comply with an Order issued by the Secretary of Agriculture

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Minnesota and New York from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Files Action Against Central Market of FL II Inc. in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations

APHISAdditional information on Canadian potato exports and outbreak of potato wart

November 30, 2021

Federal Register

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Notices

Civil Penalties: Adjusted Maximum Amounts

Filed on: 11/30/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/01/2021

FR Document: 2021-26082  PDF 3 Pages (87.8 KB)  Permalink                                                                                                                                       

[Note: Maximum amounts for civil penalties adjusted to $120,000 per violation and $17,150,000 for related series of violations.  Amounts apply to violations occurring after 1/1/2022].

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances: Bifenthrin

Filed on: 11/30/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/01/2021

FR Document: 2021-25091  PDF 31 Pages (163 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandDescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/29/2021Calise BakeryGolden Flax Seed Scala BreadFood & BeveragesUndeclared sesame seedsCalise Bakery

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
11/30/202111/18/2021Saffron Health SciencesDivision of Human and Animal Food Operations East IINew Drug/Misbranded
11/30/202110/25/2021Maribel’s Sweets, Inc.Office of Human and Animal Food Operations – East Division 1CGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated
11/30/202105/12/2021McElroy ImportsDivision of Northeast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

FSIS

Notice 57-21 Update to USDA Sample Seals for Submission to FSIS Laboratories

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case against Durant Stockyards LLC

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Columbus Sales Pavilion Inc. and Travis Bock

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