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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 8/23 - 8/24, 2018

Posted on August 24, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

August 23, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Contract Pilot and Aircraft Acceptance

Filed on: 08/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-18417  PDF 4 Pages (174 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Small Lots of Seeds Without Phytosanitary Certificates

Filed on: 08/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-18414  PDF 4 Pages (96.6 KB)  Permalink

 

National Poultry Improvement Plan

Filed on: 08/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-18416  PDF 4 Pages (97.9 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Decreased Assessment Rate:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Filed on: 08/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-18363  PDF 15 Pages (231 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions:

Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 08/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-18406  PDF 7 Pages (300 KB)  Permalink

 

FSIS

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Lane

 

AMS

Goodness Greeness Inc. in Illinois Satisfies Terms of Consent Decision and Order Involving Alleged PACA Violations

 

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

  • ·        Calorie counting is helpful, especially when you are dining out. As of May 2018, FDA is now requiring certain eating establishments to posts calorie information on the menus & menu boards. Know your options when eating out in this #FDAConsumerUpdate: https://go.usa.gov/xUWVX 
  • ·        In preparation for natural disasters, make sure your bottled water is safely stored from possible #flooding. National #WaterQualityMonth http://go.usa.gov/xRADn 
  • ·        FDA is actively working to help the people of Hawaii and assess potential impacts to FDA-regulated industry. We know the importance of the agriculture and food sectors to the islands and we are committed to working with the state to help minimize any impacts from #HurricaneLane.
  • ·        Consumers who use the opioid Kratom should be aware of the mounting risks


August 24, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Determinations of Nonregulated Status:

Nuseed Americas Inc.; Canola Genetically Engineered for Altered Oil Profile

Filed on: 08/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-18565  PDF 6 Pages (169 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado:

Increased Assessment Rate for Area No. 2

Filed on: 08/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-18560  PDF 15 Pages (260 KB)  Permalink

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Notices

Meetings:

Stakeholder Listening Opportunity for Priorities in Research, Education and Extension

Filed on: 08/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/27/2018

FR Document: 2018-18535  PDF 7 Pages (230 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Recognizes IAS as Accreditation Body Under FSMA Program

 

FSIS

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

 

AMS

USDA Cites The Produce Connection Inc. in Miami for PACA Violations

 

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

  • ·        These reports are becoming more frequent related to the opioid Kratom; reflecting its increasing popularity and more people using it at high doses or in combination with other opioids. Kratom can suppress metabolism of other opioids, leading to toxicities
  • ·        Reports of adverse events are growing in the press. We continue to warn consumers of the addictive and systemic risks associated with opioid Kratom. Also, a very high percent of Kratom is contaminated with salmonella, which can sicken at even low doses.
  • ·        We’ll share these local media reports, like this one below and the other 3 shared today (all from the last week) to help consumers stay informed of the risks. We continue to advise that Kratom is an opioid, can be addictive, and has no proven medical use
  • ·        OUTBREAK UPDATE: As of Aug 23, 2018, a total of 507 laboratory-confirmed cases of #Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 15 states & NYC. https://go.usa.gov/xUvfw 
  • ·        The investigation is ongoing and the FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information for romaine and carrots. Consumers with Cyclospora symptoms (diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea) should contact their healthcare provider. https://go.usa.gov/xUvfw 
  • ·        OUTBREAK UPDATE: @cdcgov reported 31 new cyclospora illnesses from Fresh Express lettuce mostly used by McDonalds. No product should be available for consumers & we continue to investigate. https://go.usa.gov/xUvfw 

 


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