A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FSA, FSIS, FWS, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Trichoderma harzianum strain T-78 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Kosakonia cowanii strain SYM00028 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
Proposed rule notifying the public that the EPA Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the of Agriculture a draft regulatory document concerning “Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Extension to Expiration Date of Certification Plans (RIN 2070-AL00).” Info here.
Notice announcing that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council will meet on January 26 and 27, 2022. Info here.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notice announcing the availability of $50 million for the new Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program to aid producers that sold hogs through a negotiated sale from April 16, 2020, through September 1, 2020. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing the availability of a draft recovery plan for Canelo Hills ladies-tresses (Spiranthes delitescens), an endangered orchid that occurs in desert wetland habitats in southern Arizona. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announcing the availability of two updated guidelines for meat and poultry establishments concerning the destruction of Salmonella and other pathogens during cooking of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products and the control of the growth of spore-forming Clostridial pathogens in heat-treated RTE and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products during cooling and hot-holding. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule announces a closure for the 2022 fishing season for the red snapper private angling component in the exclusive economic zone off Texas in the Gulf of Mexico from January 1, 2022, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on June 1, 2022. Info here.