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, FSIS, USDA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule implementing a recommendation from the Citrus Administrative Committee to exempt pummelos from requirements prescribed under the Florida citrus marketing order. Info here.
Proposed rule inviting comments on a recommendation from the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee to terminate the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of apricots grown in designated counties in Washington. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing 90-day findings on petitions to add four species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act. Based on our review, we find that the petitions to list the southern population of bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii), Pedernales River Springs salamander (Eurycea species 1.), ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii), and tall western penstemon (Penstemon hesperius) present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Info here.
Proposed rule notifying the public that FWS is withdrawing its December 19, 2019, not-warranted 12-month finding for the north Oregon coast distinct population segment of red tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus) under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry 258 entitled “Use of Tracers in Animal Food, Type A Medicated Articles, and Medicated Feeds.” Tracers are ingredients added to animal food, medicated feed, and Type A medicated articles to identify a particular product. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Final rule amending FSIS’s regulations to establish a uniform time period requirement for the filing of appeals of certain Agency inspection decisions or actions. Info here.