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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 12/28, 2018 - 1/3, 2019

Posted on January 04, 2019

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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

December 31, 2018

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

125-2018 R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. Recalls Chicken and Pork Red Hot Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Dec 30, 2018

 

AMS

USDA Announces Mushroom Council Appointments

USDA Announces National Honey Board Appointments

USDA Names Alternate Member for Georgia to the National Peanut Board

USDA Announces Popcorn Board Appointments

USDA Announces Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board Appointments

January 2, 2019

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

125-2018 R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. Recalls Chicken and Pork Red Hot Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Dec 30, 2018

Dec 31, 2018

 

USDA

USDA Updates Available Functions During Lapse in Funding

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        We’re issuing more guidance today on activities that’ll be continuing during the shutdown because of critical public health need. I recognize the impacts this is having on our workforce and we are taking whatever steps we can to address the personal challenges felt by our people.
  • ·        #FDA will be taking new steps in 2019 to combat antimicrobial resistance and will also continue to implement the elements of our new, comprehensive work plan. A great first step to protect antibiotics for the future

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        In 2018, there were several significant foodborne outbreaks & recalls. 2019 starts off as a blank slate. Let’s all work together on prevention to try to keep it that way & make it food-safe new year. #Prevention matters.
  • ·        [*retweet @pewhealth*] When it comes to fighting superbugs, “we’re at an inflection point in science and innovation,” says @SGottliebFDA. Insights on the @US_FDA’s plan to prevent #antibioticresistance: US Efforts to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Janaury 3rd, 2018


FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

01/02/2019

Oskri, Thrive

Organic Sunflower Butter

Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Oskri Organics Corporation

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

118-2018 Amboy Group, LLC Recalls Poultry Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens | En Español

Dec 07, 2018

Jan 01, 2019

111-2018 Ron's Home Style Foods Recalls Ready to Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination | En Español

Nov 14, 2018

Jan 02, 2019

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        THREAD: #FDA will continue to advance certain policy, consistent with what's permissible under law. Carryover user-fees support important actions, including developing guidance and advancing policies that further FDA’s regulatory oversight of medical products and animal drugs.
  • ·        [*NOTE* that the thread relates to medical products and animal drugs and does not include any information about food regulatory programs specifically.  Link to the full thread is here: https://twitter.com/SGottliebFDA/status/1080642060632367104 ]

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDArecalls

  • ·        Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot #099, Oskri Tahini Butter Lot #193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter Lot #233 Because of Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QvrDPs


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