A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FWS, FDA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that the Agricultural Marketing Service is providing an additional 45 days for submission of comments and information from the public regarding the proposed revisions to the regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 that promote inclusive competition and market integrity in the livestock, meats, poultry, and live poultry markets. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N-dimethylnonanamide when used as an inert ingredient not to exceed 20% by weight in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities pre- and post-harvest, and applied to animals. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule reclassifying the northern long-eared bat ( Myotis septentrionalis) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, Including the Food Allergen Labeling Requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Edition 5): Draft Guidance for Industry.” Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule transferring a total of 57.5 metric tons of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from both the Reserve category and the Harpoon category to the General category for the remainder of the 2022 fishing year. Info here.