A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FSIS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule implementing a recommendation from the Texas Valley Citrus Committee to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2022-23 and subsequent fiscal periods. The proposed assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of cyclaniliprole in or on multiple crops. Info here.
Final rule finalizing protective and science-based federal human health criteria to protect Washington’s waters, including waters where tribes hold treaty-reserved rights to fish. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice that FSIS will expand its routine verification testing for six Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli that are adulterants (non-O157 STEC; O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145), in addition to the adulterant Escherichia coli ( E. coli) O157:H7, to ground beef, bench trim, and other raw ground beef components in addition to raw beef manufacturing trimmings in official establishments. Info here.