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John Block Reports: Ransomware

By Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, John R. Block. Two weeks ago, Colonial Pipeline was shut down.  On the East Coast we lost 45% of our …

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USDA to Provide Overtime Fee Relief to Small and Very-Small Establishments

One of the major complaints of smaller meat and poultry establishments is the cost of USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) overtime and holiday …

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Long-Awaited DSCSA Guidances Published

On June 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released four  guidances implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Comments on the Draft Guidances …

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John Block Reports: Budget

By Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, John R. Block. President Biden last Friday released a $6 trillion budget plan for our next fiscal year beginning October …

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FDA Reverses Trump Administration’s Unapproved Drugs Policy

On May 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed a Trump Administration policy that revoked the agency’s longstanding Unapproved Drugs Initiative (UDI).  On November …

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John Block Reports: Trade

 Share on linkedin By Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, John R. Block. Politicians here in DC are always looking for someone to blame for all the …

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Updates from Olsson Frank's Twitter:

The @WorldFoodPrize Foundation announced last week that its annual Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue will be October 20-22. The events will feature a wide range of activities, many open to the public! Learn more at See you there! #FoodPrize21

#DYK the @US_FDA recently approved a new drug for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or who are overweight with at least one weight-related condition. Click here for details:

In 2020:
37 million+ people were estimated to be living with AIDS
~1.5 million people were newly infected
~690,000 died from an AIDS-related illness
Read @UNAIDS new report on the progress of ending the #HIVpandemic #HLM2021AIDS

Tomorrow at 12PM ET, The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services will hold a hearing on Ending Child Hunger: Priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Watch with us here: @EdLbrCmte #EndChildHunger #ChildNutrition #schoolmeals

At 10 AM ET tomorrow, @SenateApprops and @AppropsGOP will have a hearing featuring @DrWoodcockFDA to examine @US_FDA’s FY22 budget request.

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