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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/15 - 2/21, 2018

Posted on February 23, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

February 15, 2018


Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Alimentarius Commission: Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food

Filed on: 02/15/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-03257  PDF 9 Pages (246 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/15/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-03256  PDF 5 Pages (92.9 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Pendimethalin

Filed on: 02/15/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-03277  PDF 21 Pages (351 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/13/2018

ZooLogics and more  

ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs, ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs and more

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Arrow Reliance Inc. dba Darwin’s Natural

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Idaho, Illinois, New York and Texas from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Helps Dairy and Beef Industries Reach More Domestic and Global Markets

 

FSIS

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

010-2018 Saker ShopRites, Inc. Recalls Empanadas due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018


February 16, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Animal Food Labeling; Declaration of Certifiable Color Additives

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03339  PDF 7 Pages (36 KB)  Permalink

 

Export of Food and Drug Administration-Regulated Products: Export Certificates

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03346  PDF 4 Pages (89.1 KB)  Permalink

 

Statements of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03402  PDF 6 Pages (145 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03336  PDF 4 Pages (89 KB)  Permalink

 

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03348  PDF 4 Pages (83 KB)  Permalink

 

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

Generic Clearance for Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03370  PDF 4 Pages (226 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

Requests for Information:

Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03376  PDF 15 Pages (122 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Evaluations of Disease Status:

Classical Swine Fever and Swine Vesicular in Japan

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03369  PDF 4 Pages (178 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Quizalofop ethyl

Filed on: 02/16/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/20/2018

FR Document: 2018-03412  PDF 17 Pages (500 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

2/15/2018

Smokehouse

Dog treats

Potential Salmonella contamination

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc.

CORE Director Focuses on Strengthening Outbreak Response, Public Safety

FDA Updates Spice Risk Profile, Adds Information About Lower Salmonella Prevalence in Retail Products

 

FSIS

Data Samples and Guidelines for Using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set for Electronic Completion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Application for Import Inspection (FSIS Form 9540-1) 

 

GRAS

GRN No.

Substance

Date of closure

FDA’s Letter

757

Preparation containing two bacterial phages specific to Escherichia coli O157

 

Pending

756

Endo-1,4-beta-glucanase from Trichoderma reesei

 

Pending

755

D-psicose

 

Pending

754

Algal oil (87% oleic acid) derived from Prototheca moriformis strain S6697

 

Pending

753

Sodium thiocyanate

 

Pending

 

APHIS

APHIS Launches Webpage for Frequently Requested Records

 

AMS

USDA Launches Partnership with Navajo Technical University, Establishes Student Enrichment Program for Tribal Colleges and Universities in the Southwest

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

February 20, 2018

Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Alimentarius Commission: Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

Filed on: 02/20/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/21/2018

FR Document: 2018-03465  PDF 8 Pages (163 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas:

Establishment of Reporting Requirements and New Information Collection

Filed on: 02/20/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/21/2018

FR Document: 2018-03500  PDF 29 Pages (192 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Using Science to Find the Sources of Outbreaks

 

OMB-OIRA

AGENCY: USDA-AMS

RIN: 0581-AD75

Status: Pending Review

TITLE: NOP: Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

RECEIVED DATE: 02/16/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Recall Distribution List

011-2018 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Feb 16, 2018

 

Feb 16, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Import Refusals
  • FSIS Posts Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Carcass Establishments and Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter

 

AskFSIS

Ingredients Letter of Guarantee

HACCP Calibration Records

HACCP Training Certificate

PHIS Noncompliance Record Form Update

 

CVM

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Export of FDA-Regulated Products; Export Certificates 

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Animal Food Labeling; Declaration of Certifiable Color Additives 

 

USDA
The 2018 USDA Ag Outlook Forum Offers Pre-Forum Field Trips on Farming and Research

 

AMS

USDA Proposes Diversion, Reporting Procedures for Cranberry Seasonal Volume Control

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        See how we continue to work on learning more about the public health risks associated with #spices & develop plans to help improve the safety of spices https://go.usa.gov/xnF9z  #foodsafety
  • ·        FDA is investigating potential contamination with the barbiturate pentobarbital in certain canned dog food products manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company https://go.usa.gov/xnFXV 
  • ·        We’re alerting pet owners about potential pentobarbital contamination in certain canned dog foods manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Company including certain Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy Products. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xnFXV 
  • ·        FDA is monitoring for reports of any pet illnesses associated with pentobarbital contamination in these products. Consumers can report complaints about this and other pet food products by contacting their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators https://go.usa.gov/xnFXP 
  • ·        “FDA plans to use a proposed $400 million boost in federal funding to focus on a range of innovative approaches to speed the approval of new medical devices and create a new center to support digital health oversight and address cybersecurity concerns.”
  • ·        It’s #AmericanHeartMonth! Learn how to make healthier food choices and eat for a healthy #heart by following these tips from #FDAORA https://go.usa.gov/xnypE 
  • ·        Craving dark #chocolate? Allergic to milk? Do your due diligence & #checkyourfoodlabel as some products could put you at risk for allergic reactions. Hungry for more details? https://go.usa.gov/xnprQ 

February 21, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Administrative Practices and Procedures; Formal Evidentiary Public Hearing

Filed on: 02/21/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/22/2018

FR Document: 2018-03604  PDF 9 Pages (115 KB)  Permalink

 

New Animal Drugs for Investigational Use

Filed on: 02/21/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/22/2018

FR Document: 2018-03609  PDF 9 Pages (118 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Release of Aceria drabae for Biological Control of Hoary Cress

Filed on: 02/21/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/22/2018

FR Document: 2018-03552  PDF 3 Pages (81.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances; Exemptions:

Methyl-alpha-D-mannopyranoside (Alpha Methyl Mannoside)

Filed on: 02/21/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/22/2018

FR Document: 2018-03671  PDF 13 Pages (332 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain Kratom

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Export of FDA-Regulated Products; Export Certificates 

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Animal Food Labeling; Declaration of Certifiable Color Additives 

 

FSIS

Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

 

AskFSIS

Reclassification of Ready-to-Eat product as Not Ready-to-Eat

Egg Product Plant Number on Label

Voluntary Reimbursable Service: Control of Pork during Freezing for Trichinae Certification

Pasteurization of Egg Products

 

FNS

USDA Supports Disaster Recovery with Temporary Expansion of Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance

 

National Toxicology Program

Peer Review of Draft NTP Research Report on CLARITY-BPA Core Study - April 26, 2018

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        FDA & @CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of #salmonella infections related to products containing #kratom. Get the current facts - https://go.usa.gov/xnFJK 
  • ·        FDA along w/ @CDCgov and state/local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to products reportedly containing kratom. FDA advises consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products: https://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        In addition to public health concerns raised by this outbreak, kratom affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine & appears to have properties that expose people who consume kratom to the risks of addiction, abuse and dependence. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xnFee 
  • ·        There are no FDA-approved uses for kratom & the agency has received concerning reports about the safety of kratom, including deaths associated with its use. This ongoing Salmonella outbreak adds to the agency’s concerns of safety risks https://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        According to @CDCgov, 28 people in 20 states are infected w/ Salmonella linked to products reported to contain kratom and 11 people have been hospitalized. More info will be shared as officials work to ID brand names/suppliers and the possible source/route of contamination.
  • ·        kratom is linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has made 28 people sick in 20 states. The contamination adds to #FDAs growing public health concerns re: kratom, its health risks, and the expectation that it has similar addictive effects to other opioids
  • ·        Today #FDA warned on a multistate Salmonella outbreak involving Kratom. This adds to our safety concerns. There’s no safe kratom product. In addition to this outbreak, kratom is an opioid; expected to have similar risks of addiction, abuse, and death. http://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        Some #dietarysupplements contain #prescription drug ingredients not listed on the label. They could interfere with your medications & cause adverse side effects. Check out this advice for consumers: https://go.usa.gov/xnpJr  #healthfraud


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