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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 12/26 - 12/28, 2018

Posted on December 28, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

December 26, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals:

Formic Acid

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-27966 PDF 2 Pages (156 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

National Organic Program; Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock and Handling)

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-27792 PDF 65 Pages (361 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Rules

Removal of Specific Fee Reference

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-27787 PDF 8 Pages (221 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  The USDA, on behalf of AMS, is removing the fee tables from the CFR
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Notices

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-28024 PDF 4 Pages (90 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid; Quarantine and Interstate Movement Regulations

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Prohibited, Restricted, and Controlled Importation of Animal and Poultry Products and By-Products into the United States

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-28046 PDF 4 Pages (124 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Prohibited, Restricted, and Controlled Importation of Animal and Poultry Products and By-Products into the United States

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation

Filed on: 12/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-28063 PDF 4 Pages (164 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Date of Recall

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/21/2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods

Dog and Cat fresh frozen meats

Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods

12/20/2018

Funky Chunky

Nutty Choco Pop

Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree Nut

Funky Chunky, LLC

 

FSIS

Dec 21, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Highlights Accomplishments in Protecting Public Health
  • Special Message
  • Reminder: Consumer Food Safety Education Conference to Be Held March 6-8, 2019
  • Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Season

Recalls

Product

Date of Recall

124-2018 Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

Dec 21, 2018

 

AMS

Support of American Producers Top Priority for USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • Ø  “Traceability” & “Supply Chain Tech” among this group’s Top 6 Predicted Trends in Grocery for 2019. A new era of a more digital, traceable, & transparent food system is dawning.

 

@FDArecalls

  • Ø  Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Cow Pie and Chicken & Vegetables Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Due to Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QvHVKZ
  • Ø  Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts http://dlvr.it/Qv7m9R

December 27, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Guidance:

International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products; Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products in Climatic Zones III and IV

Filed on: 12/27/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-28219 PDF 7 Pages (106 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Draft Guidance on the development of harmonized technical requirements for approval of veterinary medicinal products in the European Union, Japan, and United States

 

U.S. Codex Office

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

Filed on: 12/27/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-28187 PDF 6 Pages (220 KB) Permalink

  • ·        USDA will host a public meeting at CFSAN on Jan. 16, 2019 regarding agenda items for Codex Commission meeting in February 2019. Agenda items include revisions to Standards for Named Vegetable Oils and Olive Oils, among other things.  

 

FDA

Recalls

Date of Recall

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/26/2018

Eat Smart

Salad Shake Ups several flavors

Listeria monocytogenes potential conamination

Apio Inc.

 

@FDArecalls

  • ·        Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls http://dlvr.it/QvQMxl

December 28, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 12/28/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/31/2018

FR Document: 2018-28023 PDF 4 Pages (88.6 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Importation of Citrus from Peru; Expansion of Citrus Growing Areas

 

FNS

Memoranda to State Agencies on Program Operations in Light of Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for Food and Nutrition Service

 

AMS

Agricultural Marketing Service Expects Federal Government Shut-Down to Have Minimal Effect on Purchasing Activities

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • Ø  1/2 We're getting a lot of understandable questions from the public related to the shutdown and its impacts on #FDA operations; such as the agency's ability to accept new medical product applications, conduct routine inspections, or process product applications already in house.
  • Ø  2/2 Given the volume of questions that we want to address, and the evolving nature of some of the information that we'll aim to share; #FDA plans to use social media as a primary channel for communicating with the public through this shutdown. I'll be sharing information here.

@FrankYiannasFDA


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