Laws and Regulations Committee Update – September 24 – 28, 2021

September 24, 2021

White House

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Commit to End Hunger and Malnutrition and Build Sustainable Resilient Food Systems

Chair’s Summary: UN Food Systems Summit


Webinar to Showcase Winning Solutions in FDA’s Low- or No-Cost Food Traceability Challenge


FDA-2021-P-1019, Citizen Petition from Emery Pharma on behalf of Najafi Pharma, Inc. requests that the FDA ask manufacturers of Vitamin B6 or B-Complexes to include labeling regarding the potential toxicity of Vitamin B6 and reclassify doses greater than 10 mg as “behind the counter” and available by prescription only.


USDA Takes Significant Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems


Ready Pac Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready to Eat Salad Products Containing Meat and Poultry Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen


APHIS Eliminates the Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program


USDA Needs to Improve Oversight of Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area [NOTE: focused mainly on USDA’s IT modernization to improve customer service]



  • USDA will establish an Equity Commission and is requesting nominations for membership on the Equity Commission Advisory Committee and Equity Commission Subcommittee on Agriculture. Details USDA Announces Intent to Establish an Equity Commission, Solicits Nominations for Membership | USDA
  • Momentum is building at @FoodSystems for AIM for Climate, which will dramatically increase investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation. AIM4C now has support of 30 countries and additional partners. The initiative will launch Nov 2021 at @COP26! #UNFSS2021

September 28, 2021

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Walnuts Grown in California; Notification of Moratorium

Filed on: 09/28/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-21105  PDF 3 Pages (69.4 KB)  Permalink

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Glycine from Japan

Filed on: 09/28/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-21074  PDF 6 Pages (115 KB)  Permalink

U.S. Codex Office



Alimentarius Commission

Filed on: 09/28/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-21120  PDF 5 Pages (111 KB)  Permalink



DateBrand(s)Product DescriptionTypeReason for RecallCompany
9/27/21Picket Fence Creamery, LLCtaco white cheddar cheese curds and key lime pie ice creamFood & BeveragesUndeclared wheatPicket Fence Creamery, LLC


Register Now: Office of Dietary Supplements 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Oct. 25-26


@Foodanddruglaw (FDLI)

  • “Labels act as quick signals for consumers and particularly that’s helpful for consumers that have lower nutrition and health literacy, so they can make quick picks when selecting foods” – @FDAfood’s Claudine Kavanaugh, Director, Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling #FoodAd21


  • Join me tomorrow for a live Q&A w/ the 12 winning teams of FDA’s traceability challenge. Being able to rapidly trace & identify the source of a contaminated food is critical to public health. These teams leveraged low- or no-cost tech to help achieve this.
  • This is so important because cost can be a barrier to adopting tech-enabled traceability systems. For food traceability solutions to scale across the entire food system, we need cost effective solutions for food producers of all sizes, including small and medium enterprises.