Laws and Regulations Committee Update – November 8 – 10, 2021

November 8, 2021

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/08/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2021

FR Document:  2021-24470  PDF  4 Pages (89 KB)   Permalink

[Note: information collection regarding the Movement of Plants and Plant Products from Hawaii and the Territories]

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/05/2021Fisherman’s WharfJumbo Cooked Shrimp, FrozenFood & BeveragesPossible ListeriaSoutheastern Grocers

FSIS

Constituent Update – November 5, 2021

[Note: FSIS Posts FY2020 Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations Summary Report; Reminder: NACMCF to Hold Virtual Public Meetings beginning 11/17]

USDA

USDA Underscores Commitment to Climate Action at COP26

AMS

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Ultrasort LLC and Kenneth Bode

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case against Tait Gurney and Talkin T Cattle Company LLC

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California and Texas from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Jerry Stokes

November 9, 2021

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Notification of Decision to Authorize the Importation of Pummelo From Thailand Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 11/09/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/10/2021

FR Document: 2021-24490   PDF 12 Pages (91.1 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Meetings: Science Advisory Board per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances Review Panel

Filed on: 11/09/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/10/2021

FR Document: 2021-24565  PDF 5 Pages (90.7 KB)  Permalink

[Note: PFAS Review Panel will have 4 public meetings to be held on December 16, 2021 and January 4, 6, and 7, 2022 to discuss EPA’s Proposed Approaches to the Derivation of a Draft Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for PFOA in Drinking Water, the Derivation of a Draft Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for PFOS in Drinking Water, Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction as a Result of Reduced PFOA and PFOS Exposure in Drinking Water, and Draft Framework for Estimating Noncancer Health Risks Associated with Mixtures of PFAS.]

FDA

Warning Letters

Posted DateLetter IssueCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
11/09/202110/20/2021Bartlett Cooperative Association Bartlett Feed MillOffice of Human and Animal Foods West Division IICGMP/Medicated Feeds/Adulterated

APHIS

APHIS Authorizes the Importation of Fresh Melon Fruit with Stems from Japan Into the United States

AMS

Blueberry Industry Votes to Continue National Research and Promotion Program

USDA Reopening Comment Period for Proposed Termination of the South Texas Onion Marketing Order

USDA Decreases Membership on United Soybean Board

November 10, 2021

Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

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

Filed on: 11/10/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/12/2021

FR Document: 2021-24674  PDF 7 Pages (111 KB)  Permalink

[Note: Information collection on utility and burden of forms required for non-Federal laboratories that are applying for the FSIS Accredited Laboratory program regarding the testing of meat and poultry products]

Records to be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores that Grind Raw Beef Products

Filed on: 11/10/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/12/2021

FR Document: 2021-24673   PDF 7 Pages (115 KB)  Permalink

White House

FACT SHEET: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Improves the Supply Chain from Ship to Store

FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Action Plan for America’s Ports and Waterways

FDA

FDA Works to Strengthen Food Safety Protections as Consumers Increasingly Order Foods Online

[Note: update following FDA’s summit on food safety and e-commerce that summarizes the agency’s takeaways.  FDA states its next steps will be to review and analyze the information it gathered at the summit and from the public comments to identify key issues and determine how they should be addressed.]

FDA Releases FSANS Explorer for the Food Safety and Nutrition Survey Results

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeRecall ReasonCompany
11/09/2021Etedream, Vital Force, Raw, Boba Origin, SteelDietary Supplement Protein PowderFood & BeveragesUndeclared wheat, milk, soy and/or coconutNutracap Holdings, LLC

Warning Letters

Posted DateLetter IssueCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
11/09/202110/20/2021Fitsum Ghebremichael AmareDivision of West Coast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
11/09/202110/13/2021Quicksilver ScientificOffice of Human and Animal Food Operations Division West 4New Drug/Misbranded           
11/09/202109/15/2021Lewiston Feed & Produce CompanyOffice of Human and Animal Foods – West DivisionCGMP/Medicated Feeds/Adulterated

AMS

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Martin D. Yoder Livestock Ltd.

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on New York Produce Business

USDA a Consent Decision Against Jeffery L. Gorr, Sr.

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case against O’Neill Livestock Inc.

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision Against Petaluma Livestock Auction Yard Inc. and Manuel A. Brazil

Twitter

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce provided us with key insights on potential food safety vulnerabilities. Now, we’re considering all that we learned, so we can inform actions that will further strengthen protections for consumers.

@SecVilsack

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will upgrade our country’s agricultural transportation network and assure a continued competitive advantage in the global export market.
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