A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.



Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed rule to reclassify the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) from an endangered species to a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

Food and Drug Administration

Notice announcing a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of fumonisin esterase to degrade fumonisins in poultry feed. Info here.

Food and Nutrition Service

Notice announcing the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Info here.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notice announcing FSIS’s intention to revise the approved information collection regarding partner collaboration in response to illness outbreaks associated with FSIS-regulated food products. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Final Rule establishing requirements to safeguard fishery observers and establishing pre-trip notification procedures for observer placement. Info here.