A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FSIS, NOAA, RBS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to decrease the portion of assessments allocated to research and promotion activities and increase the portion allocated to administrative expenses. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Final rule correcting a final rule that published on October 29, 2020. The final rule requires official plants that process egg products to develop and implement Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and to meet other sanitation requirements consistent with FSIS’s meat and poultry regulations. Info here.
Final rule establishing January 1, 2024, as the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that will be issued between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION\
Final rule NMFS issues final specifications for the 2021 Atlantic bluefish fishery. Info here.
RURAL BUSINESS COOPERATIVE SERVICE
Notice to invite applications for loans and grants under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program for fiscal year 2021, subject to the availability of funding. Info here.