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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 12/6 - 12/11, 2018

Posted on December 14, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

December 6, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Food Handler Antiseptic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Request for Data and Information

Filed on: 12/06/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-26561 PDF 30 Pages (407 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Assessing safety and effectiveness of antiseptic hand washes or rubs intended for use in food handling settings for over-the-counter human use.

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations

Filed on: 12/06/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-26526 PDF 9 Pages (145 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  January 1, 2022 will be the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that will be issued between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

 

Farm Service Agency

Notices

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

Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report

Filed on: 12/06/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-26504 PDF 4 Pages (186 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/05/2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods

Frozen meat product for dogs and cats

Listeria monocytogenes

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods

 

OEHHA

Extension of Request for Information on the Neurologic and Neurobehavioral Impacts of Synthetic Food Dyes

  • Ø  extends the data call-in period on this risk assessment to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period Amendments to Section 25600.2 Responsibility to Provide Consumer Products Exposure Warnings

  • Ø  public hearing on Thursday, January 3, 2019

 

@FDArecalls

  • Ø  Country Flavor Inc Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In "Best Taste Brand Dried Bamboo Shoot" http://dlvr.it/Qsz877

December 10, 2018

Federal Register

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Pasta from Italy

Filed on: 12/10/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2018

FR Document: 2018-26771 PDF 7 Pages (119 KB) Permalink

 

Monosodium Glutamate from the Republic of Indonesia

Filed on: 12/10/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/11/2018

FR Document: 2018-26772 PDF 8 Pages (148 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Releases Reports on Avocado and Hot Pepper Sampling 

FDA Sampling Fresh Herbs, Guacamole and Processed Avocado 

Sampling Program Provides Scientific Foundation to Better Protect Consumers from Foodborne Pathogens

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/07/2018

Fine Land Corp.

Meiqili Durian Candy

Undeclared Milk

Fine Land Corp.

12/06/2018

Home Fresh Foods

Suya Barbecue Seasoning

Undeclared peanuts

Accra Super Market

12/05/2018

Light & Fit

Greek Crunch S'mores Nonfat Yogurt

May Contain Peanuts

Danone North America

12/05/2018

Abound

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food

Elevated level of Vitamin D

The Kroger Company

 

USDA

Compliance and Enforcement Updates (4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 2018)

 

FSIS

Residue Repeat Violator Lists

Dec 07, 2018 | PDF

  • Nomination Period Extended for Membership on NACMPI
  • FSIS Launches Webpage to Facilitate Access to Sampling Programs Information

FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 48: Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

119-2018 3-D Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef Snack Stick Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Dec 09, 2018

 

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

Dec 07, 2018

 

085-2018 EXP JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

085-2018 JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination | En Español

Oct 04, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

 

AMS

USDA Imposes Five-Year Suspension in Settlement with Edmond Shackleford Rochelle d.b.a. Ford Rochelle

AMS Reaches a Consent Decision with Southeast Mississippi Livestock (A.A.L.)

 

FNS

Update of Food Crediting in the Child Nutrition Programs

 

@SGottliebFDA, @FDAfood, @FDArecalls, @FDAanimalhealth

  • Ø  #FDA sampling assignments help keep contaminated food off the market, strengthen scientific foundation of the agency’s work to prevent foodborne illness. https://go.usa.gov/xPJks  The assignments create greater industry awareness and help drive needed changes on the part of firms.
  • Ø  The FDA detected harmful bacteria on the skin and in the pulp of whole fresh avocados. #FDA is conducting a follow-up sampling assignment to determine the prevalence of those pathogens in processed avocado and guacamole. #foodsafety https://go.usa.gov/xPJVb
  • Ø  The #FDA has been sampling our food supply for decades but enhanced its approach in 2014 to be more proactive and preventive by selectively targeting certain food products for large-scale collection and testing. #foodsafety https://go.usa.gov/xPJVc
  • Ø  PET FOOD RECALL UPDATE: New recall info/links about Abound products sold at Kroger & King Sooper added to FDA notice about recalled pet food w/ dangerously high levels of vitamin D http://go.usa.gov/xPtdV
  • Ø  Accra Super Market Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In 'Suya Barbecue Seasoning' http://dlvr.it/Qt3kKm

December 11, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Nutrition Service

Rules

Child Nutrition Programs:

Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements

Filed on: 12/11/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-26762 PDF 75 Pages (775 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Cooperative State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program

Filed on: 12/11/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-26862 PDF 6 Pages (104 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/07/2018

9Lives

Cat food

Low levels of Thiamine

J.M Smuckers Company

 

USDA

House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report

Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of Farm Bill Conference Report

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

120-2018 CTI Foods LLC, Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Poultry Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Dec 10, 2018

 

AMS

USDA Cites Tumi Produce International Corp. in New York for PACA Violations

USDA Settles a Case with Hacienda Central Inc. Resulting in a $1,450 Penalty

USDA Settles a Case with Ganaderos Borges Inc. Resulting in a $7,250 Penalty

 

OEHHA

Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent to List: p-Chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (Para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride, PCBTF)

  • Ø  New deadline is 5 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

@FDArecalls


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