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Archive November 2019

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Deadline for Eligible Animal Food Facilities to Submit Qualified Facility Attestations Approaching

Are you a facility that needs to report an attestation form by December 16, 2019 to the FDA? Find out here.

FMCSA's Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Rule Goes Into Effect February 7, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established new minimum training standards for not just prospective CDL, holders but also anyone that is upgrading their CDL to a higher class or applying for the Passenger (P), School Bus (S) or Hazardous Materials (H) endorsement. The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule will be implemented on February 7, 2020.

Registration Period Opens for Mandatory Use of FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Online Database

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that online registration is now open for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Online Clearinghouse Database. Learn more about the employer's responsibilities, driver's responsibilities, and compliance deadlines occurring on or before January 6, 2020. 

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rules Continue To Be Challenged

GeoSpace Labs released a letter supporting Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for all commercial transporters. GeoSpace Labs produces ELDs and says they "provide commercial transporters with a legitimate FMCSA Registered ELDs for transporters of agricultural commodities (AG) under 49 CFR  395.1(k)." ( Press Release from GeoSpace Labs - November 4, 2019) 

USDA Seeks Public Comments on Conservation Practice Standard Updates

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public comments on 13 conservation practice standards. Per direction from the 2018 Farm Bill, NRCS will gather feedback on 94 practices over the coming months through posting on the Federal Register. Comments on these current 13 practice standards are due by Thursday, November 21.

Bipartisan House Labor Bill to Legalize Ag Workers Introduced; Senate Bill Expected

The “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” was introduced in the House this week by 44 bipartisan members, a bill designed to address the increasing shortages of legal ag workers in the U.S. and to “provide a compromise solution for American agriculture” by reinventing the H-2A seasonal ag worker visa program, providing a path to legal status for workers now in the U.S., capping worker wages and creating a first-ever “merit-based visa program specifically designed” for the ag sector.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Publishes Expert Report on Residues in Feed

  • By: NEGFA
  • On: 11/04/2019 09:17:00
  • In: Feed
  • Comments: 0
The recent report from FAO addressed the unintended and unavoidable presence of residues of approved veterinary drugs in food of animal origin (milk, milk and eggs) resulting from carryover of veterinary drugs in feed. In 2018, a Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) identified seven (7) risk management options). A report from the January 2019 meeting will be reported and reviewed at the next CCRVDF meeting in May 2020. 

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