In This Week’s Edition:
USDA Announces $3 Billion Investment in Agriculture, Animal Health, and Nutrition; Unveils New Climate Partnership Initiative, Requests Public Input
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges facing America’s agricultural producers. These include assistance to address challenges and costs associated with drought, animal health, market disruptions for agricultural commodities, and school food supply chain issues. Secretary Vilsack also outlined and requested public comments on a new climate partnership initiative designed to create new revenue streams for producers via market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices. Support will be made available via the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Specifically, funds will be used to provide:
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FDA Sunscreen Rules Update
FDA is posting the deemed final order for over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens and is issuing a proposed order for sunscreens.
FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Status Update
This week’s updates are:
FSIS Releases Foreign Audit Report on Italy
FSIS Notice on New Sanitation Requirements for Egg Plants
FSIS has published a notice provides a list of regulatory changes that will take effect on October 29, 2021, when plants that produce egg products must comply with the Sanitation Performance Standards (SPS) requirements in 9 CFR part 416 and implement Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs). This notice instructs FSIS inspection program personnel (IPP) to remind plants of these upcoming changes at the next weekly meeting. FSIS will issue additional instructions to IPP on how to verify that egg products plants meet SPS requirements and Sanitation SOPs.
USDA Announces Key Staff Appointments
More information here.
FSIS Updates Lists of Foreign Establishments Eligible to Export to U.S.
FDA Import Alerts
The latest FDA import alerts include allergens, misbranding, sulfites, seafood and more.
Strategia Project Management, Inc.
Unapproved New Drug Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Supplement Science Corp. d/b/a Condemned Labz
Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded