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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 11/7 - 11/9, 2018

Posted on November 09, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

November 7, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/07/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/08/2018

FR Document: 2018-24420 PDF 4 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Regarding FSIS petitions for rulemaking

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/07/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/08/2018

FR Document: 2018-24454 PDF 3 Pages (83.1 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Invites comments on information collection relating to the dairy grading program and sanitation certificates for imports and exports

 

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/06/2018

Margie

Cheese 1 lb wheel

Listeria monocytogenes

Sprout Creek Farm

 

 

FSIS

Nov 06, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS to Publish Notice to Revise Salmonella and CampylobacterCategorization
  • Ø  Later this week, FSIS will publish a Federal Register notice announcing and requesting comments on revised categorization relative to pathogen reduction performance standards

 

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

109-2018 Ganaderos Borges, Inc. Recalls Pork Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Nov 06, 2018

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Reaches Consent Decision with Wagener Dairy Cattle LLC and Kenneth Wagener

 

CVM

FDA Approves Experior for Reduction of Ammonia Gas Released from Beef Cattle Waste

 

@FDArecalls, @FDAfood, @US_FDA

  • Ø  Sprout Creek Farm Recalls "Margie" Cheese Due to Listeria Monocytogenes http://dlvr.it/QqdbNT
  • Ø  The FDA’s Dr. Stephen Ostroff is participating in panel discussions & presenting – Assuring the Safety of Imported Food – A US FDA Perspective – at the 12th Annual China International Food Safety & Quality Conference, Nov 7 #CIFSQ
  • Ø  Novel animal drugs aimed at reducing gas emissions help support One Health approaches to public health, which recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the environment is intertwined. https://go.usa.gov/xPdZS
  • Ø  Today, FDA approved the first drug to reduce ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste. Ammonia can come from many sources, including beef cattle, and can affect human, animal and environmental health. https://go.usa.gov/xPdZV

November 8, 2017

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/08/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-24529 PDF 4 Pages (182 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Relating to the Farm Service Agency’s Aerial Photography Program

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Decreased Assessment Rates:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Filed on: 11/08/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-24493 PDF 15 Pages (236 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Changes to the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Testing Program:

Revised Categorization and Follow-up Sampling Procedures

Filed on: 11/08/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-24540 PDF 18 Pages (446 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemptions:

Tin Oxide

Filed on: 11/08/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-24585 PDF 21 Pages (208 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Filed on: 11/08/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-24580 PDF 3 Pages (136 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Collecting data from states on protection strategies for all community water systems

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/07/2018

Wegmans

Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz., and Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz.

Undeclared Milk

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

 

CFSAN

FDA Releases Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-Service Restaurants, 2013-2014

 

AMS

USDA, Dairy Farmers Mark Start of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order

Processed Raspberry Industry Fails to Approve Continuance of National Research and Promotion Program

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FS

RIN: 0596-AD31

Status: Pending Review

TITLE:National Environmental Policy Act Procedures

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

** RECEIVED DATE: 11/07/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

@FDArecalls, @FDASpox, @SGottliebFDA

  • Ø  Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz. http://dlvr.it/Qqjv4q
  • Ø  Reporters: FDA is studying ways to reduce risks for foodborne illness in retail establishments. We just got started, but already have recommendations for food retailers. Read more about it and what we plan to do with the data we gather https://go.usa.gov/xPdpp
  • Ø  The #FDA is aware of four other cases involving neonates who were exposed to kratom while in utero who experienced neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome after term delivery. Kratom is an opioid. There are no proven medical uses for kratom.

November 9, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

Color Additive Petitions:

Sensient Colors, LLC

Filed on: 11/09/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-24662 PDF 2 Pages (182 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  The safe use of an aqueous extract of butterfly pea flower as a color additive in various food categories

 

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approvals

Filed on: 11/09/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-24609 PDF 2 Pages (85.1 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  List of information collections approved by OMB, including: Food Safety, Health, and Diet Survey; cGMPs for human food; cGMPs for food for animals

Establishing and Maintaining Lists of U.S. Manufacturers/Processors With Interest in Exporting Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition-Regulated Products

Filed on: 11/09/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-24618 PDF 10 Pages (47.3 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Process for firms to submit information to be included on export lists

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Increased Assessment Rates:

Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington

Filed on: 11/09/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-24728 PDF 16 Pages (269 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Cyantraniliprole

Filed on: 11/09/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-24379 PDF 26 Pages (361 KB) Permalink

 

FSIS

FSIS Directive 5500.2 Revision 7

  • Ø  Significant Incidence Response

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

106-2018 Red Square Foods, Inc., Recalls Frozen Not-Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens | En Español

Oct 27, 2018

Nov 07, 2018

 

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

60-18

Update to the Sampling Instructions for the Fiscal Year 2018 Dioxin Survey

Nov 08, 2018

Nov

 

AMS

USDA Announces Results of the South Texas Onion Marketing Order Referendum

 

National Academies

Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

  • Ø  Summary of Food Forum workshop held August 1-2, 2018

 

@FDArecalls, @FDAfood

  • Ø  Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 Count) Mis-Labeled as Herb Roasted Potatoes http://dlvr.it/QqpWjP
  • Ø  #OUTBREAK UPDATE: #FDA & @CDCgov continue investigation of multi-state outbreak of #Salmonella Agbeni linked to Duncan Hines Cake mixes. Federal health official total cases is 5. For current inspection info & analysis, see https://go.usa.gov/xPvX6
  • Ø  FDA is advising consumers not to bake w/ or eat any recalled cake mix. If already purchased, throw it away or return to place of purchase for a refund. REMEMBER: Do not eat any raw cake mix, batter, or any other raw dough or batter product that is supposed to be cooked or baked.



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