JUDICIAL:

EPIC FRESH PRODUCE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. OLYMPIC WHOLESALE PRODUCE, INC., et al., Defendants. Additional Party Names: 765 Busse Highway Apartments, LLC, Joanne Doumouras, Nicholas Doumouras, Olympic, LLC, No. 17-CV-8381, 2018 WL 6621325 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 18, 2018); Before the Court is Plaintiff Epic Fresh Produce, LLC’s (“Epic”) Motion for Ruling on Objections of the Olympic Defendants to Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Claims and the PACA Trust Chart [248]. Epic’s motion seeks the determination of what claims Epic, Kiko’s Produce, Inc. (“Kiko’s), Twin Garden Sales, Inc. (“TGS”), Classic Fruit Company, Inc. (“Classic Fruit”), Tom Lange Company, Inc. (“TLC”), and Couture Farms (“Couture”) (each individually a “PACA Claimant” and collectively “the PACA Claimants”) may pursue under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Don’t Waste Arizona Inc., Plaintiff, v. Hickman’s Egg Ranch Inc., Defendant., No. CV-16-03319-PHX-GMS, 2018 WL 6629657 (D. Ariz. Dec. 19, 2018) According to the stipulation of the parties, the Court held a bench trial regarding the Plaintiff’s Complaint on October 17, 2018. Plaintiff filed a Motion for Reconsideration of the Court’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (Doc. 143). The Court will grant the Motion in part and deny in part. The Court hereby made its revised findings of fact and conclusions of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52.
REGULATORY:
Notice of renewal; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA; We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture has renewed the charter of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (Committee) for a 2-year period. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. Info HERE
Notice: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA; In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other interested parties to comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is an extension of a currently approved collection. This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS’ goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. This information collection will also conduct research that will assist FNS in identifying effective design and implementation approaches to use to develop and assess grants. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools. Info HERE
Notice: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA; The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the 2019 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. The 2019 basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied on the first FSIS pay period approximately 30 days after the publication of this notice, which begins on January 20, 2019. Info HERE