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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 22 - 23, 2018

Posted on February 23, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

February 22, 2018 

Federal Register

Food and Nutrition Service

Proposed Rules

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

Requirements and Services for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents

Filed on: 02/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-03752  PDF 16 Pages (277 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Quizalofop ethyl

Filed on: 02/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-03760  PDF 19 Pages (339 KB)  Permalink

 

Pesticide Tolerances; Emergency Exemptions:

Indaziflam

Filed on: 02/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-03673  PDF 19 Pages (344 KB)  Permalink

 

Pesticide Tolerances; Exemptions:

Distillates (petroleum), Solvent-Dewaxed Heavy Paraffinic

Filed on: 02/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-03759  PDF 15 Pages (404 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/21/2018

Market of Choice

Kale Salad

Undeclared egg

Market of Choice

02/21/2018

Whole Foods  

Vegan Chicken Bites

Undeclared pecan

Sunneen Health Foods

FDA, in Collaboration with American Medical Association, Releases Two Continuing Medical Education Videos: Identifying and Treating Foodborne Illness, and Talking to Patients About Food Safety

FDA oversees destruction and recall of kratom products; and reiterates its concerns on risks associated with this opioid

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; New Animal Drugs for Investigational Use 

 

FSIS

014-2018 A & A Finest Recalls Frozen Pork and Shrimp Dumpling Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

013-2018 Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

National Toxicology Program

Workshop: Predictive Models for Acute Oral Systemic Toxicity - April 11-12, 2018

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Avoid use of products containing #kratom – there is a multi-state outbreak of a rare form of #salmonella resulting in a high rate of hospitalizations. https://go.usa.gov/xnFJK 
  • ·        FDA oversees destruction and recall of kratom products; and reiterates its concerns on risks associated with this opioid: http://go.usa.gov/xnMWS 
  • ·        Our #FSMA & produce safety teams are looking forward to this summit!
  • ·        Preparing frontline #physicians for food poisoning discussions with patients - Preventing Foodborne Illness: Talking to Patients about #FoodSafety - https://youtu.be/O9vPNjlqHBc 
  • ·        #Physicians you're a very important component to combating the spread of #foodborne illness – Suspect, Identify, Treat, & Report steps are covered in this CME video. https://youtu.be/-omFUF8YsCA  #foodsafety
  • ·        Today, #FDA announced a company’s steps to voluntarily destroy and recall all kratom containing products. Based on the serious risks associated with the use of kratom, FDA encourages all companies selling kratoms to take similar steps. http://go.usa.gov/xnMWS 
  • ·        #FDA appreciates the cooperation of companies currently marketing any kratom product for human consumption to take swift action to remove these opioid products from circulation to protect the public health http://go.usa.gov/xnMWS 
  • ·        To protect the public health, #FDA will continue to affirm the risks associated with the opioid kratom, warn consumers against its use and take enforcement action against kratom-containing products
  • ·        #FDA and AMA launched a new video to empower consumers to help prevent foodborne illness when storing, preparing and serving food:https://go.usa.gov/xnMZV 
  • ·        #FDAORA provides guidance & training to certify officers within state, local, territorial & tribal agencies that help protect retail food in their area https://go.usa.gov/xnprX 

February 23, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Food and Drug Administration Recall Regulations

Filed on: 02/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-03847  PDF 6 Pages (91.8 KB)  Permalink

 

Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed

Filed on: 02/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-03848  PDF 6 Pages (22.8 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

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

Filed on: 02/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-03798  PDF 3 Pages (88.3 KB)  Permalink

  • Ø  APHIS will collect information in the form of owner-shipper certificates of fitness to travel to slaughter facility; certificate of veterinary inspection; application of backtags; collection of business information on any person found to be transporting horses to a slaughtering facility; and recordkeeping.  The collected information is use to ensure that equines being transported for slaughter receive adequate food, water, and rest and are treated humanely.

 

FDA

FDA Launches Catalog of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Cosmetic Safety Education Materials

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/22/2018

Seggiano

Kale Pesto

Undeclared cashews

Seggiano USA, Inc.

02/21/2018

Emerald  

Glazed Walnuts

Undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans

Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

 

FNS

USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent

 

APHIS

USDA Opens New Office in Vietnam to Help Facilitate Increasing Agricultural Trade

 

GAO

Trends Affecting Government and Society 

Key Efforts 

Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation (Supersedes GAO-14-1SP) 

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Snyder’s Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Amount of 6.5 oz Emerald® Glazed Walnuts Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pecans http://dlvr.it/QHPrFm 
  • ·        Market of Choice Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Sezam Kale Salad http://dlvr.it/QHKkXF 
  • ·        Allergy Alert Issued by Sunneen Health Foods for Undeclared Pecan in Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites http://dlvr.it/QHKLPQ 
  • ·        We’ve updated our Education Resource Library! Easier access to <300 publications & videos - #foodsafety, #nutrition, cosmetics, dietary supplements, & #foodindustry info. Check it out… https://epublication.fda.gov/epub/ 
  • ·        #FFAWeek – We salute the next generation preparing to meet new agricultural challenges as they explore a broad range of career pathways. Someday we hope to see you - biologists, economists, food scientists, chemists, & inspectors - at @FDAFood!
  • ·        Seggiano USA, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts http://dlvr.it/QHQyTP 
  • ·        DYK? #FDAORA partners with 11 major state and local public health and regulatory professional associations to stay informed of and coordinate activities https://go.usa.gov/xnprn 
  • ·        #FDAORA #OCI investigates illegal activities involving FDA-regulated products, including counterfeit medical product distribution, clinical investigator fraud, ineffective cancer cure schemes & more https://go.usa.gov/xnypc 


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