A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS, FDA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Notice announcing designation awards and amendments to Class X and Class Y weighting services under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Info here.
Notice announcing AMS’s decisions regarding proposed changes to its mycotoxin test kit performance criteria. AMS provides official mycotoxin testing services throughout the U.S. for domestic and export grains, oilseeds, and processed-grain commodities. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice inviting the public to comment on species for which FWS has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and foreign bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act. Info here.
Notice announcing that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Consumers Energy for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. If approved, the permit would authorize the incidental take of a federally threatened species, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus; EMR). Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Final rule amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) extract as a color additive in alcoholic beverages with less than 20 percent alcohol-by-volume content, non-alcoholic beverages, condiments and sauces, dips, dairy product alternatives, salad dressings, and seasoning mixes. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule announcing a public hearing related to NOAA’s proposed rule to list the queen conch (Aliger gigas) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA is also reopening the public comment period, which will now close on December 15, 2022. Info here.