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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 9/13 - 9/14, 2018

Posted on September 14, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

September 13, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Intent to Establish the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership

Filed on: 09/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-20013  PDF 2 Pages (152 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

Generic Clearance to Conduct Pre-Testing of Surveys

Filed on: 09/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-19910  PDF 4 Pages (72.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Establishing a Performance Standard for Authorizing the Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables

Filed on: 09/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-19984  PDF 50 Pages (222 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Marketing Orders:

Cranberries Grown in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in New York

Filed on: 09/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-19834  PDF 16 Pages (336 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; CGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

09/11/2018

Meijer

Taco Seasoning Mix 4.5 OZ Bottle

unlabeled milk allergen

McCormick & Company, Inc

09/12/2018

Sarap Asian Fusion

Asian fusion cookies

undeclared allergens of wheat, milk and soy

Sarap Asian Fusion

09/12/2018

Performance Dog

frozen raw pet food

potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Bravo Packing, Inc.

 

USDA

USDA Urges Local Residents to Safeguard Food, Pets, Livestock before Hurricane Florence

USDA Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Florence

 

FSIS

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

Roya Foods, LLC Recalls Halal Manti Beef Dumpling Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

 

APHIS

USDA Declares Monroe Township Ohio Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

 

AMS

USDA Announces Cranberries Volume Regulation for the 2018–19 Crop Year

 

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

  • ·        #HurricaneFlorence is coming! We want you to stay safe! Use these #FoodSafety tips to protect you & your family from foodborne illness http://go.usa.gov/xQwku 
  • ·        Food safety is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! Learn the 4 key steps of food safety to lower your chances of getting sick. https://go.usa.gov/xPrVp 
  • ·        Voluntary Recall Notice of Meijer Taco Seasoning Mix 4.5 oz. http://dlvr.it/QjzQMJ 
  • ·        FDA has completed its investigation into a multi-state outbreak of 511 #cyclosporiasis infections associated w/salads from McDonald’s reported by 15 states & NYC. http://go.usa.gov/xURYv 
  • ·        The FDA investigated distribution & supplier information for romaine & carrots but did not identify a single source or potential point of contamination for this outbreak.
  • ·        Do you have a plan to keep food safe during & after #HurricaneFlorence or #HurricaneOlivia ? See these #FoodSafety tips to avoid illness http://go.usa.gov/WJjh 
  • ·        Preparing an emergency water container? Before filling with safe water, review steps to clean and sanitize water storage containers: https://go.usa.gov/xUuss  #NatlPrep #PrepYourHealth
  • ·        Some restaurant foods can put your health at risk. Find out how to make safe choices! #foodsafety https://go.usa.gov/xPrbx 
  • ·        Today, #FDA and @CDCgov announced that the outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to Fresh Express salad mix served at McDonald’s has ended. In all, 511 consumers were infected with the illness in 15 states and NYC. Tragically, some became very ill. https://go.usa.gov/xPrMH 
  • ·        Even though this outbreak is over, consumers who believe they have symptoms of Cyclospora illness should contact a health care provider for evaluation and care. More information about Cyclospora symptoms can be found at: https://go.usa.gov/xPYqz 
  • ·        Sarap Asian Fusion Recalls Cookies due to Undeclared Allergens http://dlvr.it/Qk1FTW 
  • ·        Bravo Packing, Inc. Recalls Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk to Humans and Animals http://dlvr.it/Qk1FW8 
  • ·        #FDA advances new policy to make it easier for the public (and reporters!) to use FOIA to access information from agency; and to identify information that previously required an individual FOIA request, but will now be made public by FDA more routinely.
  • ·        #TBT: In the early 1920s, Jad Salts was seized by the FDA for false claims, such as curing rheumatism & dizziness. In the 1930s, Jad was relabeled to treat obesity, another bogus claim. However, that false claim was beyond the reach of the law at the time. http://bit.ly/2LNXvkv 

 

September 14, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

Guidance:

Determination of Status as a Qualified Facility Under the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Rules

Filed on: 09/14/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/17/2018

FR Document: 2018-20109  PDF 7 Pages (127 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Resources for Animal Food Producers in Flooded Areas

 

USDA

USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations

 

FSIS

Bob Evans Farms Inc. Recalls Pork Sausage Link Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

 

APHIS

APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Expand Notice-Based Process for Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

OEHHA

Authoritative Bodies Tracking Table

 

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


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