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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 12/3 - 12/5, 2018

Posted on December 06, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

December 3, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Decreased Assessment Rate:

Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26311 PDF 14 Pages (260 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Bixafen

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26348 PDF 24 Pages (357 KB) Permalink

 

Oxytetracycline

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26343 PDF 19 Pages (409 KB) Permalink

 

Tolerance Exemptions:

1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, homopolymer, sodium salt and 1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, sodium salt (1:1), homopolymer

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26347 PDF 15 Pages (195 KB) Permalink

 

Calcium Formate

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26353 PDF 23 Pages (213 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26354 PDF 6 Pages (170 KB)  Permalink

 

Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides

Filed on: 12/03/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-26344 PDF 9 Pages (258 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/27/2018

Tres Hermanos Bakery

Bread

Undeclared milk

Tres Hermanos Bakery

11/27/2018

Imperial Taste

Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic

Undeclared wheat

Gemini Food Corporation

11/16/2018

Jay Robb

Egg White Protein

Undeclared Milk

Jay Robb Enterprises

 

USDA

Statement of Secretary Perdue on Signing of USMCA

 

FSIS

FSIS Releases Annual Plans on Microbiological and Chemical Residue Sampling Programs

Romaine Lettuce, Labeling

  • ·        consistent with FDA’s advice, FSIS will permit labeling on meat and poultry products that contain romaine lettuce, as well as products that do not contain romaine lettuce

Nov 30, 2018 | PDF

  • Argentina Eligible to Export Raw Beef Products to the U.S.
  • FSIS Releases FY 2019 Sampling Program Plans and New Catalog of Sampling Projects
  • Shawna Newsome Named as New Chief of Staff for Food Safety
  • FSIS to Modernize Microbiological Testing System for Pathogens
  • Reminder: U.S.-Canada RCC Stakeholder Forum to be Held in Early December

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

 

APHIS

USDA Issues Record of Decision on Cattle Fever Tick Control Fencing in Texas

 

@FDArecalls

  • Ø  Tres Hermanos Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Telera and Bolillo Breads http://dlvr.it/QsXtwY
  • Ø  #OUTBREAK UPDATE: #Romaine lettuce traceback activities are ongoing, gathering new info. FDA recommends not consuming lettuce grown / distributed thru identified counties until investigation determines source(s) of E.coli. We will continue to update. http://go.usa.gov/xP6ac
  • Ø  The specific California counties FDA is including: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura.

December 4, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)

Filed on: 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-26346 PDF 12 Pages (183 KB) Permalink

 

Pesticide Tolerances:

Clomazone

Filed on: 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-26345 PDF 27 Pages (228 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey

Filed on: 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-26429 PDF 5 Pages (89.9 KB) Permalink

 

Certain Pasta from Italy; Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

Filed on: 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-26431 PDF 7 Pages (148 KB) Permalink

 

Certain Pasta from Turkey

Filed on: 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-26430 PDF 6 Pages (246 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

New FDA Online Education and Training Module on Menu Labeling

 

USDA

Secretary Perdue Names NRCS Chief

USDA Announces Peanut Standards Board Appointments

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

FSIS-RC-Exp085-2018 JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

Dec 04, 2018

 

National Academies

Curbing Climate Change and Sustainably Supplying Food, Water, and Energy Among Top Challenges Environmental Engineering Can Help Address, New Report Says

 

@SGottliebFDA, @FDAanimalhealth, @FDASpox, @FDAfood

  • Ø  Dog owners: Here is a list of dry dog foods recalled for high levels of vitamin D that can cause kidney failure and death. This is an evolving situation and this list may grow. http://go.usa.gov/xPtdV
  • Ø  FDA is continuing to work with the dog food manufacturer to identify all brands containing dangerously high levels of vitamin D. Stay tuned – we will update as this unfolds. https://go.usa.gov/xPtdV
  • Ø  Today #FDA released a new video resource to help industry & consumers understand menu labeling regs. It describes how food establishments can best comply w/ important regulations for providing nutrition and calories on menus. Check it out! https://go.usa.gov/xPtkT
Working on your 2018 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal? Need guidance? Check out our fact sheet & on-line webinar to walk through the renewal process. Deadline for renewal - Dec. 31, 2018. #FURLS https://go.usa.gov/xPF3f

December 5, 2018

FDA

Stakeholders Will Be Able to Comment on First Two Volumes of the Intentional Adulteration Rule Draft Guidance Together 

  • Ø  Although the closing date for public comment on the first installment is December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to ask for comments on both the first and upcoming second volumes during the comment period after the second installment of the draft guidance is issued.

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/04/2018

Hiland

Half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate

Undeclared egg

Hiland Dairy

12/04/2018

Chukar Cherries

Ultra Dark Chocolate products

Undeclared milk

Chukar Cherries

 

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

11/27/2018

Welter Farms Inc

Center for Veterinary Medicine

Food/Prepared Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated

Not Issued *

11/19/2018

Jelliffe Dairy Farm

Baltimore District Office

Illegal Drug Residue Animal Tissue/Adulterated

Not Issued *

10/30/2018

American Botanical Pharmacy

San Francisco District Office

Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded

Not Issued *

10/26/2018

Alle Processing Corp.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Low Acid Canned Food Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *

 

USDA

USDA Announces $3.7 Million in Financial Assistance to Fruit and Vegetable Growers in 16 States

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FNS

RIN: 0584-AE62

Status: Pending Review

TITLE: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

** RECEIVED DATE: 12/04/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

FTC

“Nobetes” Dietary Supplement Marketers Settle FTC Complaint Alleging Unsubstantiated Health Claims, Illegal Billing Practices, and Deceptive Endorsements

 

@USDAFoodSafety, @FDArecalls, @FDAanimalhealth

  • Ø  OUTBREAK UPDATE: 5 million more pounds of ground beef products recalled. Check your freezer for ground beef labeled “EST. 267,” usually found inside USDA mark of inspection, and return to store or throw it away. https://go.usa.gov/xPkun
  • Ø  Chukar Cherries Expands Recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate Product Due to Undeclared Milk http://dlvr.it/QsrsV3
  • Ø  Hiland Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Hiland Dairy Half-Gallon Whole Chocolate Milk http://dlvr.it/QsrsTZ
  • Ø  Dog & puppy food recalled for ↑ vitamin D include certain lots of these brands: Abound (Kroger), ANF, ELM, Evolve, Orlando (Lidl), Natural Life, Nature’s Place, Nature’s Promise, Nutrisca, Sportsman’s Pride, Triumph. https://go.usa.gov/xPtdV


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