Laws and Regulations Committee Update -October 1 – 2, 2020

October 1, 2020

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions

Filed on: 10/01/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/05/2020

FR Document: 2020-21798 PDF 55 Pages (170 KB) Permalink



DateBrandDescriptionTypeRecall ReasonCompany
09/30/2020CleanerCleaner Hand SanitizerDrugs,Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol)Estado de México, México, DMM VISSION, S.A. de C.V

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompany NameIssuing OfficeSubject
09/29/202007/16/2020Canyon Farms, Inc.Division of West Coast ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
9/29/202009/03/2020Babylon, Inc.Division of Northern Border ImportsForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
09/30/202009/29/2020Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir BarCenter for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDERUnapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)



NumberTitleDate IssuedExpiration Date
49-20Implementation of the APM Module of the Public Health Information SystemSep 30, 2020Oct 01, 2021


USDA Updates the National Poultry Improvement Plan


USDA Announces $76.8 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen the Specialty Crop Industry and Increase Quantity and Quality of Locally Grown Food

USDA Announces $36.3 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Markets for Local and Regional Agricultural Products


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October 2, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

  • –          Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Activity Changes

Filed on: 10/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/05/2020

FR Document: 2020-20523 PDF 29 Pages (250 KB) Permalink

  • –          Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico:

Increased Assessment Rate         

Filed on: 10/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/05/2020

FR Document: 2020-21687 PDF 16 Pages (113 KB) Permalink

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules


Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods

Filed on: 10/02/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/05/2020

FR Document: 2020-21935 PDF 8 Pages (93.9 KB) Permalink


USDA and FDA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Collaboration, Efficiency on U.S. Dairy Exports

FDA Releases Results on Sampling of Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate for Milk Allergen  


DateBrand Name(s)DescriptionTypeRecall ReasonCompany
10/01/2020WalmartRaceTracWatermelon ChunksFood & Beverages,Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesCountry Fresh


HHS Teams Up with The Rockefeller Foundation to Share Best Practices for Increased COVID-19 Testing


USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Updates to its Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications