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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 11/5 - 11/6, 2018

Posted on November 09, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

November 5, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance: Questions and Answers Regarding Mandatory Food Recalls

Filed on: 11/05/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:11/06/2018

FR Document:2018-24247 PDF 6 Pages (103 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Charter Renewals: National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

Filed on: 11/05/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-24217 PDF 4 Pages (153 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances: Fludioxonil

Filed on:11/05/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-24265 PDF 20 Pages (207 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Mandatory Recall Authority

FDA Issues Two Guidances on Nutrition Facts Label Issues

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/02/2018

Smartfood Delight

Sea Salt Flavored popcorn

undeclared milk

Frito-Lay

11/02/2018

Barcelona

roasted and salted in shell pistachios

potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Barcelona Nut Company

11/02/2018

Nutrisca

Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food

Due to elevated levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca

11/02/2018

Natural Life

Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food

Due to elevated levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products

 

USDA

USDA CXO Dashboards Declared “Innovation of the Year”

WTO Members Support Policy Approaches to Enable Innovation in Agriculture

 

APHIS

APHIS Proposes Updates to Avian Influenza Virus Elimination Flat Rate for Table Egg Laying Bird Barns and Table Egg Storage and Processing Facilities

 

FSIS

Nov 02, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Names Dr. Michelle Catlin as New International Executive
  • Nomination Period Extended for Membership on NACMPI

 

NIH

Now Available: 2018 ODS Practicum Videos

  • Ø  The Office of Dietary Supplements posted videos of presentations made at the 2018 practicum

 

@FDAfood, @FDArecalls

  • Ø  We've issued an #RFI to learn more about prevalence & severity #allergic reactions related to #sesame consumption. With the possibility of regulatory action where sesame be labeled as an allergen on packaged foods. Deadline for public comment is Dec 31. https://go.usa.gov/xPm4j
  • Ø  Frito-Lay Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Select Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored Popcorn http://dlvr.it/QqKKb9
  • Ø  Barcelona Nut Company Recalls Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QqKKYQ
  • Ø  As #FDA moves ahead to modernize the Nutrition Facts label, we’re continuing to help industry meet requirements. Today, we issued two guidances: one on serving-size requirements & another on calculating added sugars on labels https://go.usa.gov/xPVkg


November 6, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Recordkeeping Requirements for Microbiological Testing and Corrective Measures for Bottled Water

Filed on: 11/06/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-24322 PDF 8 Pages (36.5 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Soliciting comments on the procedure by which both domestic and foreign bottled water manufacturers that sell bottled water in the US maintain records of microbiological testing and corrective measures

 

FDA

FDA Investigating Recalled Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Potentially Linked to Salmonella Agbeni Illnesses

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s effort to make more robust use of mandatory recall authority to quickly remove unsafe foods from the market

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/05/2018

Duncan Hines

Cake mixes

Salmonella

Conagra Brands

 

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

108-2018 Les Aliments O Sole Mio, Inc., Recalls Poultry Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection | En Español

Oct 31, 2018

Nov 05, 2018

103-2018 Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Onions | En Español

Oct 21, 2018

Nov 05, 2018

087-2018 Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination | En Español

Oct 05, 2018

Nov 05, 2018

 

@US_FDA, @FDAfood, @SGottliebFDA, @FDAanimalhealth

  • Ø  Today, #FDA worked with Conagra Brands to initiate a voluntary recall of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix. FDA and @CDCgov are currently investigating 5 Salmonella cases that may be linked to this cake mix. https://go.usa.gov/xPpAp
  • Ø  The products covered by this recall include 15.25oz boxes of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake, Yellow Cake, Butter Golden Cake & Signature Confetti Cake. Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and to return them to the store where purchased.
  • Ø  FDA Investigating Recalled Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Potentially Linked to Salmonella Agbeni Illnesses https://go.usa.gov/xPpHQ
  • Ø  RECALL ALERT: Relates to certain 15.25oz boxes of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake, Yellow Cake, Butter Golden Cake and Signature Confetti Cake. Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and to return them to the store where originally purchased.
  • Ø  Today, #FDA worked with Conagra Brands to initiate a voluntary recall of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix. #FDA and @CDCgov are currently investigating 5 Salmonella cases that may be linked to this cake mix. https://go.usa.gov/xPpAp
  • Ø  My statement: Today the #FDA announced a final guidance on the mandatory food recalls as part of our ongoing commitment to continue improving our regulatory processes to protect consumers. http://go.usa.gov/xPpnM
  • Ø  Natural Life Pet Products is recalling certain lots of Chicken & Potato dry dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin D https://go.usa.gov/xPpEm  #petfoodrecall
  • Ø  Nutrisca & Natural Life Pet Products have received complaints about vitamin D toxicity in dogs that ate certain dry dog food products.
  • Ø  At very high levels, vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs, including kidney failure. Symptoms of toxicity include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, excessive drooling & weight loss.


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