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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/9 - 2/14, 2018

Posted on February 16, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

February 9, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Standardizing Phytosanitary Treatment Regulations:

Approval of Cold Treatment and Irradiation Facilities; Cold Treatment Schedules; Establishment of Fumigation and Cold Treatment Compliance Agreements

Filed on: 02/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-02694  PDF 29 Pages (235 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Rimsulfuron

Filed on: 02/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-02676  PDF 26 Pages (227 KB)  Permalink

 

AMS

USDA Releases 2016 Annual Pesticide Data Program Summary

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/08/2018

Raws for Paws  

Ground turkey pet food

potential to be contaminated with Salmonella         

Raws for Paws

02/08/2018

Smokehouse

Dog treats

Potential Salmonella contamination

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc.

02/08/2018

Meijer  

Greek and Low Fat Yogurts

potential risk of a small glass particles

Meijer

02/06/2018

Weis  

Dried beef party rye dip

Undeclared eggs and milk

Weis Markets

 

CVM

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Dispute Resolution Procedures for Science-Based Decisions on Products Regulated by CVM 

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Fish are protein-rich & can help with your child's growth & development. Best choices are lower in mercury: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV 
  • ·        #NationalPizzaDay Fussy eater at your house? Left-over pizza with a whole-grain crust and veggies works for breakfast, too!
  • ·        #FDA will be updating our website in the morning; and I’ll communicating directly with our staff in early hours of tomorrow; pending outcome of budget negotiations tonight. We hope for a swift resolution that keeps all our professional staff on the job, protecting public health.
  • ·        HR1892 passes; the brief shutdown will end when POTUS signs this AM; and the professional staff of @US_FDA will be back at their posts today tackling flu, promoting innovation, protecting consumers, and advancing America’s public health
  • ·        FDA prevents unsafe products from entering the US by issuing #import alerts. #FDAORA can detain products specified by the alert without examination https://go.usa.gov/xnyVy  #ORAImports #KeepingAmericaSafe
  • ·        ORA is now on Twitter! FOLLOW US @FDA_ORA for #FDAORA news updates, #recall updates, #healthfraud info, and more! http://go.usa.gov/xjeKB 
  • ·        #FridayFunFact: Ever wonder who makes sure food is safe when you go out to eat? State, local, & tribal agencies take primary responsibility for regulating restaurants, w/the help of #FDAORA https://go.usa.gov/xnypv 

February 12, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-02845  PDF 4 Pages (107 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Recordkeeping Requirements for Producers, Registrants and Applicants of Pesticides and Pesticide Devices

Filed on: 02/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-02931  PDF 4 Pages (134 KB)  Permalink

 

Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Reference Method

Filed on: 02/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-02813  PDF 5 Pages (121 KB)  Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Egg Products Inspection Regulations

Filed on: 02/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-00425  PDF 250 Pages (913 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Dispute Resolution Procedures for Science-Based Decisions on Products Regulated by CVM\

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/09/2018

Weis  

Store-made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken single serving meal

Undeclared Milk         

Weis Markets

02/09/2018

Redbarn  

Dog chews

Potentially contaminated with Salmonella

Redbarn Pet Products

 

FSIS

Feb 09, 2018 | PDF

  • Comment Period Extended for the Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection Proposed Rule
  • FSIS Posts Next Set of Establishment Specific Datasets
  • Industry Testing of PHIS Export Module Continues
  • FSIS Announces askFSIS Questions and Answers Posted with Directives and Notices
  • FSIS Announces Webinar for Trading Partners, Foreign Establishments and Importers

 

AMS

USDA Catfish Products Purchase Program Announced

Stakeholder Call - Additional Explanation on Delay of California Federal Milk Marketing Order

 

APHIS

APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Standardize Phytosanitary Treatment Regulations

 

FTC
FTC Amends its Rules of Practice to Allow Delegation of Limited Authority When the Commission Lacks a Quorum

FTC Approves Updates to Energy Labeling Rule

 

NAD

NAD Recommends that SharkNinja Modify Certain Claims for SharkNinja IONFlex Cordless Vacuums, Finds Certain Claims Supported

NAD Recommends Reckitt Benckiser Modify, Discontinue Commercial for ‘Mucinex Fast Max Cold, Flu, and Sore Throat’

 

OEHHA

Announcement of Second Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Updates of the Public Health Goals for Nitrate and Nitrite in Drinking Water

 

NTP

NTP Update - February 2018 now available

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Weis Markets Issues Recall for Weis Quality Dried Beef Party Rye Dip Sold In 11 Stores http://dlvr.it/QFc8qw 
  • ·        Smokehouse Pet Products Inc Recalls Limited Lots of “Beefy Munchies” Sold Regionally Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination http://dlvr.it/QFbrMj 
  • ·        Exciting news: The precisionFDA CFSAN Pathogen Detection Challenge is launching on February 15! #CFSANmetagenomics #GenomeTrakr #precisionFDA To find out more visit https://go.usa.gov/xnHa6 
  • ·        FDA advises consumers not to feed pets certain lots of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets b/c of Salmonella health risk to humans & animals. https://go.usa.gov/xnH9M  Two children have become sick. #rawpetfood #recall
  • ·        Consumers should report complaints about this product and other pet food products electronically through the #FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal: http://go.usa.gov/xnH9P 
  • ·        This #HeartMonth, use FDA resources to make a plan & take action to prevent heart disease! https://go.usa.gov/xnAAc 
  • ·        Meijer Recalls Select Meijer Greek and Low Fat Yogurt Products http://dlvr.it/QFc1G8 
  • ·        Weis Markets Issues Recall for its Pre-Made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken Single Serving Meal Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen http://dlvr.it/QFkTSJ 
  • ·        #FDA is investigating two Salmonella infections linked to Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for pets: http://go.usa.gov/xnH9z 
  • ·        #FDA advises pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for pets; consumers who purchased this product since Oct. 12, 2017 and cannot determine whether it’s affected by the recall, should throw it away
  • ·        For safe cooking temperatures of meats, see #FDA’s advice at https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/UCM462491.pdf … Note: #FDA document only covers conventional food items
Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnHRg  for Raws for Paws recall information

February 13, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Rules

Fees for Official Inspection and Official Weighing Services under the United States Grain Standards Act

Filed on: 02/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-02884  PDF 13 Pages (320 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices        

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

Importation of Eggplant From Israel

Filed on: 02/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-03084  PDF 4 Pages (103 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Postmarketing Safety Reports for Approved New Animal Drugs; Electronic Submission Requirements

Filed on: 02/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-02757  PDF 34 Pages (293 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

 

AskFSIS

9 CFR 417.5(a)(1) and 9 CFR 417.5(c)

 

AMS

USDA Announces Cotton Board Appointments

 

HHS

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

 

CVM

FDA Proposes to Require Electronic Submission of Certain Postmarketing Safety Reports for Approved New Animal Drugs

 

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Public Workshop for the Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium (March 7, 2018)

 

OMB

Presidential Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2019

Press Briefing by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget

 

Inspector General (DHHS)

FY 2019 Congressional Budget Justification

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

February 14, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Cranberries Grown in States of Massachusetts, et al.:

Establishment of Handler Diversion and Reporting Requirements and New Information Collection

Filed on: 02/14/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-02441  PDF 38 Pages (322 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/14/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-03128  PDF 2 Pages (86.7 KB)  Permalink

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/14/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-03142  PDF 4 Pages (87.3 KB)  Permalink

 

OIRA

Department of Agriculture

AGENCY: USDA-FNS

RIN: 0584-AE57

Status: Concluded

TITLE: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements and Services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents

STAGE: Prerule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 01/16/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 02/13/2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

FDA

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Administration’s request for new FDA funding to promote innovation and broaden patient access through competition

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

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

02/06/2018

Reishi D. International, Inc.

San Francisco District Office

CGMP/Dietary Supplement/Adulterated/Misbranded

Not Issued *

 

FSIS

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

11-18

Office of Investigation Enforcement and Audit Responsibilities Related To Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 01, 2019

 

CVM

Proposed Rule: Postmarketing Safety Reports for Approved New Animal Drugs; Electronic Submission Requirements 

 

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Meeting 4: Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium Open Session (March 9, 2018)

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        During your #FatTuesday merrymaking & feasting follow these easy #foodsafety tips for entertaining. http://go.usa.gov/xnZYn 
  • ·        Want to inspire kids to become healthier eaters? Let them help you in the kitchen w/ meal prep
  • ·        Show yourself some #ValentinesDay love by making healthier food choices http://go.usa.gov/xnaHb 
  • ·        FDA is investigating a pattern of Salmonella & Listeria contamination in Arrow Reliance Inc. raw pet food products including Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food https://go.usa.gov/xn65A  #rawpetfood #recall
  • ·        FDA request for funds to promote innovation, broaden patient access: http://go.usa.gov/xn692 
  • ·        My statement: FY19 budget req funds #FDA’s current programs at consistent levels/support core public health mission. It also includes addtl ~$400M to advance initiatives to further promote innovation/competition & advance health/safety of American families http://go.usa.gov/xn692 
  • ·        #FDA is grateful for the Administration’s continued support of its vital public health mission and the resources for initiatives that we believe will ultimately lead both to better health outcomes for American families and greater U.S. economic development http://go.usa.gov/xn692 
  • ·        If you’re planning treats for your four-legged pal this #ValentinesDay, make sure they’re pet-appropriate. #NoChocolate http://go.usa.gov/xnHeH 
  • ·        Buying candy for your #Valentine? It’s important to know that candy may contain allergens such as milk, eggs, & tree nuts. Learn what you need to know about reducing the risks of food allergies https://go.usa.gov/xnypp 
  • ·        Happy #ValentinesDay2018 from #FDAORA! We’re proud to protect the people you love <3 everyday by ensuring the safety of food, medical products, & more https://go.usa.gov/xnypd 

 

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