FSIS In-Field Study to Test a New Sample Collection Method for Beef Manufacturing Trimmings
USDA, NASA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research
FSIS Notices and Directives Related to Egg Product Inspection Act Final Rule
AMS Announces Public Meeting on Plant Variety Protection Board
Updates on FSIS Foreign Equivalence Determinations
FSIS FOIA Requests Report
FDA Report on Certification of Color Additives
Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List
FSIS Updates List of Foreign Establishments Eligible to Export to U.S.
Latest FDA Import Alerts
Latest FDA Warning Letters
Proposal to Transfer Agricultural Animal Biotechnology Regulatory Framework to USDA
Under the regulatory framework being contemplated, USDA would provide regulatory oversight from pre-market reviews through post-market food safety monitoring for certain farm animals developed using genetic engineering. USDA would promulgate regulations using the authorities granted to the Department through the Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA), the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). Pursuant to these authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would conduct a safety assessment of organisms developed using genetic engineering that may increase an animal’s susceptibility to pests or diseases of livestock, including zoonotic diseases, or ability to transmit the same. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would conduct a pre-slaughter food safety assessment to ensure that the slaughter and processing of animals developed using genetic engineering would not result in a product that is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food.
Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans Published
The remarks by Deputy Commissioner Yiannis on the anniversary of FSMA are available here.
Final SNAP Work Rules Published
Available here. The final rule requires state agencies to consult with their state workforce development boards on the design of their Education and Training (E&T) programs and to document in their E&T state plans the extent to which their E&T programs will be carried out in coordination with activities under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The final rule also makes changes to E&T components including: replacing job search with supervised job search as a component; eliminating job finding clubs; replacing job skills assessments with employability assessments; adding apprenticeships and subsidized employment as allowable activities; requiring a 30-day minimum for provision of job retention services.