Laws and Regulations Committee Update – October 8 – 12, 2021

October 8, 2021

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


Meetings: Closer to Zero Action Plan: Impacts of Toxic Element Exposure and Nutrition at Different Crucial Developmental Stages

Filed on: 10/08/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/12/2021

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Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances: Clothianidin

Filed on: 10/08/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/12/2021

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FDA Announces Signing of Domestic Mutual Reliance Agreements with California, Florida, Utah and Wisconsin

[Note: The agreements help FDA work with the respective states to coordinate with and leverage one another’s data, work, and actions to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks.]


DateBrand(s)Product DescriptionTypeReason for RecallCompany
10/5/2021Fullei FreshBean Sprouts and Soy SproutsFood & Beverages Vegetable Products Foodborne IllnessListeria monocytogenesFullei Fresh
10/6/2021Simple MillsFine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour CrackersFood & BeveragesUndeclared milkSimple Mills


 FDA Releases Report on Findings from Sampling of Romaine Lettuce in Yuma, AZ


AGENCY: HHS-FDA          

RIN: 0910-ZA97 

Status: Concluded

TITLE: Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Processed, Packaged, and Prepared Foods; Guidance for Industry; Availability

STAGE: Notice  


RECEIVED DATE: 09/01/2021       


** COMPLETED: 10/07/2021       

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


USDA Commitments to Equity in Agriculture Include Nearly $25 Million for Programs Reaching Underserved Communities


Organic Human Capital Capacity Building Projects Announced

[Note: funding for nine projects to improve the oversight capacity of the organic industry, including support and new positions for inspectors and reviewers.]

October 11, 2021

White House

A Proclamation on National School Lunch Week, 2021



DateBrand(s)Product DescriptionTypeReason for RecallCompany
10/8/2021Parent’s ChoiceRice Baby CerealFood & BeveragesTested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenicMaple Island Inc.
10/8/2021Northeast Seafood ProductsRaw, fresh seafoodFood & BeveragesPotential for SalmonellaNortheast Seafood Products
10/9/2021Nature’s HeartFruit and trail mix productsFood & BeveragesUndeclared peanutsNestlé Professional


FDA Announces First Closer to Zero Action Plan Public Meeting


Constituent Update – October 8, 2021

[Note: Items to highlight: FSSIS extends comment period on ANPR for cell-cultured meats to December 2, 2021; temporary allowances for import inspection establishments; FSIS to update dataset on import refusals on October 15, 2021]


Nick’s Famous Bar-B-Q Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Crider Foods Recalls Canned Beef With Gravy Products Due to Possible Unsafe Levels of Lead From Outside Source


Temporary Allowances for Official Import Inspection Establishments

Eligibility of the Republic of Poland to Export Poultry and Poultry Products to the United States

October 12, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Continuance Referendum: Walnuts Grown in California

Filed on: 10/12/2021 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2021

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[Note: continuance for walnut marketing order]