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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/12 - 10/18, 2018

Posted on October 18, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

October 12, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances: Etoxazole

Filed on: 10/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-22279   PDF  20 Pages (299 KB)  Permalink

 

Pyraclostrobin

Filed on: 10/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-22282  PDF  24 Pages (352 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Pesticide Product Registrations: Applications for New Active Ingredients

Filed on: 10/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-22392  PDF  5 Pages (181 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason / Problem

Company

10/11/2018

Forager

Organic Plant Protein Shake

Undeclared almonds

Forager Project

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

090-2018 Valley Fine Foods Recalls Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Adulteration

Oct 11, 2018

N/A (Class II Recall)

089-2018 Jerky Boyz Chicken Jerky Recalls Chicken Jerky Products due to Possible Processing Deviation

Oct 11, 2018

 

 

AMS

USDA Issues Complaint against John P. McGraw for Alleged Violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act

USDA Settles a Case with Low Country Livestock Exchange LLC Resulting in a $2,000 Civil Penalty

 

@FDArecalls, @SGottliebFDA

  • ·        Voluntary Recall of Limited Amounts of Nuts & Vanilla Protein Plant Shake http://dlvr.it/Qn6yFj
  • ·        FDA has food safety information for retail and foodservice establishments resuming business in the aftermath of flooding or loss of power. Find everything you need here: http://go.usa.gov/xPg46

 

October 15, 2018

FSIS

Oct 12, 2018 | PDF

  • USDA Seeks Nominees for the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports
  • Reminder: USDA and FDA Will Hold a Joint Public Meeting on Use of Animal Cell Culture Technology to Develop Products Derived from Livestock and Poultry

October 16, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Determinations:

Texas A and M AgriLife Research; Nonregulated Status of Cotton Genetically Engineered for Ultra-low Gossypol Levels in the Cottonseed

Filed on: 10/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/17/2018

FR Document: 2018-22545 PDF 5 Pages (169 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

Filed on: 10/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/17/2018

FR Document: 2018-22657  PDF  6 Pages (167 KB) Permalink

 

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses

Filed on: 10/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/17/2018

FR Document: 2018-22658 PDF 11 Pages (191 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason / Problem

Company

10/15/2018

Zero Xtreme

Dietary Supplement for Weight Loss

Undeclared Sibutramine

Fat Burners Zone

10/15/2018

feel good foods

Vegetable Fried Rice frozen meal

Undeclared Egg

Feel Good Foods Inc.

 

FSIS

Recalls

091-2018 A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Containing Meat Produced without Benefit of Inspection

 

@FDAFood, @FDARecalls,@FDAanimalhealth,@SGottliebFDA, @US_FDA,@FDASpox

  • ·        Public Meeting: @USDAFoodSafety & @FDAFood jointly hosting an Oct 23 & 24 meeting to discuss potential hazards, oversight considerations, & labeling of #CellCultured food products derived from livestock & poultry tissue. Registration open until Oct. 19. https://go.usa.gov/xPXtz
  • ·        Feel Good Foods Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Product In “Vegetable Fried Rice” http://dlvr.it/QnSG2z
  • ·        Fat Burners Zone Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Zero Xtreme Due to Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine http://dlvr.it/QnRdWT
  • ·        Apollo Food International Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs In “Mini Roll” http://dlvr.it/QnRNv8
  • ·        October 11, 2018: Two Companies Ordered to Pay More Than $7 Million for Adulterated and Misbranded Pet Food Ingredients. To read more go to: https://go.usa.gov/xPNgJ
  • ·        Honored and humbled to be elected to @theNAMedicine and joining an august group of members who are committed to helping advance medical science, patient care, and the public health. https://bit.ly/2CcyuKp  #NAMmtg
  • ·        Excited to share FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA was recognized by @theNAMedicine for influencing a wide range of public health issues, including key contributions on biomedical innovation policy, tobacco policy & consumer protection/education https://bit.ly/2CcyuKp
  • ·        Congrats to #FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA for being elected to the prestigious @theNAMedicine for influencing a wide range of public health issues, incl. biomedical innovation policy, tobacco policy, consumer protection and education. https://bit.ly/2CcyuKp  #NAMmtg

 

FNS

FY19 Guidance: Updated CACFP Meal Patterns and Updated NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns (46.72 KB)

 

October 17, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions:

Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 10/17/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/18/2018

FR Document: 2018-22659 PDF 11 Pages (180 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Fall 2018 Unified Agenda: FDA's New Regulatory Work to Advance Health and Safety

Recalls

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

09/27/2018

Elwood International, Inc.

New York District Office

CGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated

Not Issued *

08/10/2018

Maui Preserved, LLC

San Francisco District Office

Acidified Foods/Emergency Permit Control/Adulterated

Not Issued *

 

 

FSIS

Recalls

092-2018 Prime Deli Corporation Recalls Salads Containing Meat Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Corn

 

USDA

APHIS

BRS

USDA Announces Deregulation of GE Low-Gossypol Cotton

 

AMS

USDA Cites Unified Ltd., d/b/a Pan American Banana in California for PACA Violations

 

OMB

The 2018 Fall Agenda was published on 10/17/2018

 

@FDArecalls, @SGottliebFDA

  • ·        RETWEET Sometimes dreams come true. BREAKING FDA News: @SGottliebFDA is FINALLY getting his wish and FDA is proposing to eliminate the standard of identity for (frozen) cherry pie by May 2019. Thank you, Unified Agenda. pic.twitter.com/nlaUiK3w9S   
Clackamas Bakery Recalls Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar Due to Undeclared Allergens http://dlvr.it/QnYdsp 

October 18, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Changing of Container Requirements:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22759  PDF 17 Pages (266 KB) Permalink

 

Electronic Mailing of Notice of Hearing:

General Regulations for Federal Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crop Marketing Agreements and Orders

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22761 PDF  7 Pages (237 KB) Permalink

 

Marketing Orders:

Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22762 PDF  20 Pages (285 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Change in Grade and Size Requirements:

Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida and Imported Grapefruit

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22758 PDF 22 Pages (173 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Boscalid

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22854 PDF 21 Pages (348 KB) Permalink

 

Prothioconazole

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22857 PDF 19 Pages (341 KB) Permalink

 

Tolerance Exemptions:

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22862 PDF 22 Pages (436 KB) Permalink

 

Pesticide Registration Maintenance Fee:

Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

Filed on: 10/18/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-22860 PDF 16 Pages (354 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

10/17/2018

Du Sud

Seedless Raisins

Undeclared Sulfites

P. East Trading Corp.

10/17/2018

Source Day Natural Treasures

Liquorice Slice

Undeclared Sulfites

New Nan Fong

10/15/2018

S&W

White Beans

Undeclared Sulfites

Faribault Foods, Inc.

10/15/2018

Fred Meyer Bakery

Angel Food Cake Bar

Undeclared Milk and Soy

Clackamas Bakery

10/10/2018

Sugar Melon Candy/Wax Gourd

Sugar Melon Candy/Wax Gourd

Undeclared Sulfites

SLR Food Distribution Inc.

10/04/2018

Ukrop’s

Biscuits, rolls, salads and subs manufactured using recalled ham ingredient

Listeria monocytogenes

Ukrop’s Homestyle

10/02/2018

Mini Roll

Mini roll food treat

Undeclared Egg

Apollo Food International Inc

 

FSIS

Recalls

096-2018   GHSE, LLC Recalls Salads Containing Meat Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn

095-2018   Taylor Farms Northwest LLC Recalls Pork Carnitas Bowl Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Tomatillos

094-2018   Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc. Recalls Wrap and Salad Meat Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn

093-2018   GH Foods CA, LLC Recalls Salads Containing Chicken Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn

 

CVM

FDA Warns Two Firms about Monensin Contamination in Horse Feed

 

AMS

Bruce D. Camenzind Suspended and Assessed a Civil Penalty in Settlement with USDA

USDA Proposes Changes in Grade and Size Requirements for Florida Citrus

 

 

@SGottliebFDA, @FDAFood

  • ·        FDA is working with the ingredient supplier and @USDAFoodSafety on recalls. No illnesses reported to date. We will provide more information as we learn more. https://go.usa.gov/xPRUN
  • ·        Each year an estimated 128,000 people are hospitalized & 3,000 die b/c of foodborne illness. Watch real people’s stories about Listeria, E. coli, & Salmonella - then learn how you can put food safety principles into practice to protect you & your family. https://go.usa.gov/xPryR



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