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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 6/27 - 6/29, 2018

Posted on June 29, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

June 27, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

State Enforcement Notifications

Filed on: 06/27/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-13868  PDF 3 Pages (11 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Title: Sugar Imported for Exports as Refined Sugar, as a Sugar-Containing Product, or Used in Production of Certain Polyhydric Alcohols

Filed on: 06/27/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-13889  PDF 5 Pages (118 KB)  Permalink

 

Title: Animal Disease Traceability

Filed on: 06/27/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-13929  PDF 4 Pages (89.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Title: Requirements Under Regulations Governing Inspection and Grading Services of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products

Filed on: 06/27/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: m06/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-13911  PDF 4 Pages (82.3 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Pesticide Product Registrations:

Receipt of Applications for New Uses

Filed on: 06/27/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/28/2018

FR Document: 2018-13947  PDF 6 Pages (366 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Updates the Everything Added to Food in the U.S. Inventory

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Nutrition Innovation Strategy Implementation

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s new steps to advance health through improvements in nutrition under the agency’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy

 

USDA

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: "Donald Trump Will Protect American Farmers from China's Trade Retaliation"

 

FSIS

Assessment and Verification Reviews of an Official Livestock Establishments Robust Systematic Approach for Humane Handling and Slaughter

Aunt Kitty's Foods Inc. Recalls Canned Chicken Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation

 

AMS

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Georgia Produce Business

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA, @FDAMedia, @FDAanimalhealth, @FDArecalls

  • ·        Statement from FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA on FDA’s new steps to advance health through improvements in nutrition under the agency’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy https://go.usa.gov/xUaqy 
  • ·        On July 26 we’ll hold public meeting to get input on #FDA’s new, multi-year Nutrition Innovation Strategy. We’d want to provide opportunity for engagement on nutrition issues to inform goal to decrease rate of chronic disease and obesity-related conditions https://go.usa.gov/xUaq8 
  • ·        My statement today highlights our initial efforts to implement the Nutrition Innovation Strategy and get important feedback moving forward. https://go.usa.gov/xUaq8 
  • ·        #FDA wants to empower consumers with modernized food labels to help them make more informed choices & provide incentives for food manufacturers to produce more nutritious products consumers demand https://go.usa.gov/xUaq8 
  • ·        Much of our July 26 public meeting will cover three areas of renewed focus for #FDA: 1. modernizing labeling claims 2. modernizing ingredient labels 3. modernizing standards of identity. Register here. https://go.usa.gov/xUxJV 


June 28, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

Guidance:

Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14085  PDF 6 Pages (104 KB)  Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Predictive Toxicology Roadmap and Its Implementation:

Public Hearings

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14052  PDF 11 Pages (118 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

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

Administrative Practices and Procedures; Formal Evidentiary Public Hearing

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14058  PDF 6 Pages (91.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal Food Labeling; Declaration of Certifiable Color Additives

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14059  PDF 4 Pages (86.1 KB)  Permalink

 

Labeling of Certain Beers Subject to Labeling Jurisdiction of Food and Drug Administration

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14056  PDF 9 Pages (116 KB)  Permalink

 

National Agriculture and Food Defense Strategy Survey

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14051  PDF 4 Pages (85.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2019 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas:

Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14018  PDF 3 Pages (160 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.:

Movement and Outdoor Use of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14019  PDF 5 Pages (101 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

United States Standards:

Canola

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14016  PDF 3 Pages (95.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Corn

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14017  PDF 3 Pages (95.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Soybeans

Filed on: 06/28/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-14015  PDF 3 Pages (95.5 KB)  Permalink

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA, @FDAMedia, @FDAanimalhealth, @FDArecalls

  • ·        Attend FDA’s #NutritionInnovation Strategy public meeting – join the conversation on modernizing food label claims, ingredient lists, standards of identity & plans for nutrition education. July 26 in Rockville, Maryland & via telecon. Sign up today. http://go.usa.gov/xUakt 
  • ·        Join the conversation on modernizing food label claims, ingredient lists, standards of identity & plans for nutrition education - attend FDA’s #NutritionInnovation Strategy public meeting, July 26 in Rockville, Maryland & via telecon. Sign up today. http://go.usa.gov/xUakt 


June 29, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Survey of Current Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics Industry

Filed on: 06/29/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/02/2018

FR Document: 2018-14158  PDF 7 Pages (107 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Releases Guidance to Help Animal Drug Sponsors with Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting Requirements

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on developments in the romaine outbreak investigation, recent outbreaks and the use of modern tools to advance food safety

Notice of Availability of Small Entity Compliance Guide; Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting 

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

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

06/28/2018

Talking Rain

Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade

Off Taste Off Odor

Talking Rain

 

USDA

USDA Seeks Comment on Notice of Intent to Prepare Draft Programmatic EIS on its Biotechnology Regulations

 

FSIS

Study Shows Most People Are Spreading Dangerous Bacteria Around the Kitchen and Don’t Even Realize It

 

APHIS

USDA Seeks Comment on Notice of Intent to Prepare Draft Programmatic EIS on its Biotechnology Regulations

 

FNS

USDA Corrects Error Reporting Issues; Releases FY 2017 SNAP Payment Error Rates

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA, @FDAMedia, @FDAanimalhealth, @FDArecalls

  • ·        #TBT: FDA’s predecessor, the Bureau of Chemistry, acted to make sure that consumers were not misled by the word “guarantee” on early food labels. Learn more about how food labeling evolved following the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act: http://bit.ly/2q3XCLA 
  • ·        FDA In Brief: FDA issues guidance to help animal drug manufacturers meet antimicrobial sales data reporting requirements https://go.usa.gov/xUrWv 
  • ·        Today @US_FDA issued a small entity compliance guide to help animal drug manufacturers meet antimicrobial sales data reporting requirements. https://go.usa.gov/xUrWv 
  • ·        #FDA is committed to working with federal, academic and industry partners to obtain more information about how, when and why animal producers and veterinarians use medically important antimicrobial drugs, and how this use can contribute to antimicrobial resistance.
  • ·        Sales and distribution information are one piece of the overall picture related to antimicrobial resistance that help to better our understanding of this critical public health issue.
  • ·        E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over. Romaine lettuce in stores and restaurants now is not the lettuce that made people sick. Recent investigation findings: https://go.usa.gov/xQUUt 
  • ·        The #FDA, @CDCgov and partners, initiated an environmental assessment earlier this month in the Yuma growing region to further investigate potential sources of contamination linked to the romaine outbreak. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        Samples collected from environmental sources in the region are being evaluated. Initial results from canal water in the region ID-ed E. coli with the same DNA finger print as the outbreak. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        This is a valuable clue in our analysis of potential routes of contamination, and we are continuing our investigation into how the lettuce got contaminated. We will share more as it becomes available. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        Talking Rain® Voluntarily Recalls Sparkling Ice® Cherry Limeade in Response to Customer Complaints http://dlvr.it/QYsHxb 
  • ·        Federal officials have declared the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce over today. #FDA will continue its investigation to follow up on new leads we’ve identified related to how this lettuce got contaminated. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        The federal-led team of investigators is conducting an environmental assessment and we’re tapping into technology that has shown us initial results from canal water in the Yuma area match the E. coli illness outbreak strain. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        #FDA has also identified additional strains of E. coli in water and soil samples, but right now the samples do not match the outbreak strain. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        The #FDA food lab is working to get the DNA fingerprint of the field samples and we will share more when it becomes available. https://go.usa.gov/xUrKf 
  • ·        My statement today on developments in the romaine outbreak investigation, updates on recent outbreaks, and #FDA’s increasing use of modern tools to advance food safety: https://go.usa.gov/xUrXM 
  • ·        The #FDA continues to strengthen the public health network that makes outbreak investigations more efficient and successful; and we’re dedicated to taking new steps to improve these capabilities to help keep families safe. https://go.usa.gov/xUrXM 
  • ·        “Providing a framework for encouraging the industry to compete on the nutritional attributes of their products can provide healthier choices for consumers." — Scott Gottlieb, M.D., @US_FDA: http://ow.ly/62db30kH5y4  #foodnews #FBN #nutrition
  • ·        Statement from FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA on developments in the romaine outbreak investigation, recent outbreaks and the use of modern tools to advance food safety https://go.usa.gov/xUrh7 
  • ·        #FridayCaseFiles - 2013: Jensen Farms: Two farm owners knowingly shipped cantaloupe contaminated with Listeria bacteria, causing an outbreak that hospitalized at least 147, killed 33, and caused one miscarriage http://bit.ly/2K5beyQ  #FDAOCI

 


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