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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 8/9 - 8/10, 2018

Posted on August 10, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

August 9, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

Evaluation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Pilots

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: 2018-17186  PDF 15 Pages (217 KB)  Permalink

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program:

National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for the Period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: C1-2018-15464  PDF 1 Page (59.8 KB)  Permalink

 

National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: C1-2018-15465  PDF 1 Page (59.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Meetings:

Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: 2018-17114  PDF 3 Pages (77 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Picoxystrobin

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: 2018-17192  PDF 28 Pages (232 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses

Filed on: 08/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/10/2018

FR Document: 2018-17191  PDF 23 Pages (225 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have or Have Not Been Derived from Genetically Engineered Plants 

 

APHIS

USDA Begins 2018 Field Evaluation of New Oral Rabies Vaccine in Raccoons, Other Wildlife

 

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

  • ·        The FDA has updated the #NutritionFacts label on packaged foods & beverages w/a fresh design that will make it easier for consumers to make informed #food choices to lead to healthy eating habits. LEARN MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xUWVk 
  • ·        Curious as to how a #Salmonella infection can affect your health? Listen to Diana’s story which shows how food poisoning can be dangerous for older adults. https://youtu.be/_nA9vG-p2FY  Think you may have a #foodborne illness? Contact your healthcare professional.
  • ·        Food Safety Alert: @US_FDA reports that some stores are still selling recalled Honey Smacks cereal. Do not buy the cereal or eat it, and report stores who are still selling it to FDA: https://go.usa.gov/xUfbZ 
  • ·        ODA Director, Alexis Taylor was in Hood River, joining @US_FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA, @UF, @OSUAgSci, Hood River Regional Growers and Packers and NW Horticultural Council during a Farm Readiness Review and a talk about the implementation of the #FoodSafetyModernizationAct.
  • ·        Thanks again to all those who participated in our #NutritionInnovation Strategy public meeting July 26 – attendance over 300 in-person & 600 on-line! The public comment period for this strategy is open! We look forward to receiving your feedback. http://go.usa.gov/xUPhT 
  • ·        Read this fact sheet to learn more about how widespread some of the recent foodborne illness outbreaks were in the U.S. as well their causes: https://go.usa.gov/xUBvG  #foodborneillnessoutbreaks #FDAORA

August 10, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

United States Standards for Grades:

Processed Vegetables

Filed on: 08/10/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-17283  PDF 6 Pages (152 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 08/10/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-17285  PDF 4 Pages (165 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

08/06/2018

Best Taste

Snack Ginger Sliced

Undeclared Sulfites

Country Favor Inc.

 

USDA

USDA to Realign ERS with Chief Economist, Relocate ERS & NIFA Outside DC

 

OEHHA

New Section 25501.1 Naturally Occouring Concentrations of Listed Chemicals in Unprocessed Foods; Inorganic Arsenic in White and Brown Rice

 

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

  • ·        Enjoy the abundance of summer’s fresh fruit & vegetables - head to the farmers' market. Not sure where & when one happens near you? Look it up here >>> http://go.usa.gov/xQw99  National #FarmersMarketWeek
  • ·        "Country Favor Inc Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Best Taste Brand Snack Ginger Sliced” http://dlvr.it/QfKww1 
  • ·        OUTBREAK Update: As of August 9, @CDCgov reports 436 lab confirmed cases of #Cyclospora – 20 hospitalized, no deaths. @FDAFood & @CDCgov report the McDonald’s salads by #FreshExpress are one likely source of this outbreak. https://go.usa.gov/xUvfw 
  • ·        The investigation is ongoing with the FDA reviewing distribution & supplier info. Consumers with Cyclospora symptoms (diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea) should contact their healthcare provider. https://go.usa.gov/xUvfw 
  • ·        OUTBREAK UPDATE: Today, @CDCgov reported a total of 436 confirmed cases across 15 states of Cyclospora infection related to McDonald’s salads. While #FDA’s investigation continues, the product is no longer available for purchase https://go.usa.gov/xUsGK 

 


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