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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 9/20 - 9/21, 2018

Posted on September 21, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)


September 20, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 09/20/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/21/2018

FR Document: 2018-20559  PDF 4 Pages (92 KB)  Permalink

 

Filed on: 09/20/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/21/2018

FR Document: 2018-20586  PDF 3 Pages (105 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2017-18 Crop Year for Tart Cherries

Filed on: 09/20/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/21/2018

FR Document: 2018-20583  PDF 35 Pages (388 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Opening VQIP Application Portal October 1

 

FSIS

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O26 Contamination

 

FNS

USDA Provides North Carolina Children Affected by Hurricane Florence with Access to Free Meals

 

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

  • ·        Flood waters can carry harmful diseases and bacteria. Before salvaging canned food from #Flood water, make sure it’s safe! Screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops & crimped tops are NOT waterproof. More tips ↓ #Florence
  • ·        True or false: You should rinse fruits BEFORE you start slicing and dicing even if you don’t plan to eat the rind. https://go.usa.gov/xPrVV 
  • ·        Statement from FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA on the FDA’s ongoing efforts to prevent foodborne outbreaks of Cyclospora https://go.usa.gov/xP2yX 
  • ·        As people return home and businesses begin to reopen, #FDA is committed to providing safety tips for the general public and technical assistance for businesses, such as advice on Restaurants and Grocers Reopening After Hurricanes and Flooding: https://go.usa.gov/xP2y6 
  • ·        My statement on the #FDA’s ongoing efforts to prevent food borne illness from Cyclospora and to address recent outbreaks: https://go.usa.gov/xP2yX 
  • ·        FDA has resources for food producers #Farmers in flooded areas! FDA has information that can be used for assessing potential damage to your food crops plus contact info. #HurricaneFlorence #Flood #Farms https://go.usa.gov/xPgTh 
  • ·        Heads up: #FDA will open the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program application portal on Oct. 1, 2018 for the FY2020 benefit period: https://go.usa.gov/xP2G7 
  • ·        The VQIP program provides expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S. for importers that meet certain requirements & demonstrate a high level of control over the safety & security of their supply chains.
  • ·        HCPs! Here’s what you need to know about #foodborneillnesses: https://go.usa.gov/xPry4  . #NFSEM #freeCME
  • ·        #Foodsafety can save you time and keep you healthy! Share if you’re not going to let #foodpoisoning ruin your day. https://go.usa.gov/xPrDZ 

September 21, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Select Agent and Toxin List

Filed on: 09/21/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-20694  PDF 5 Pages (167 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

GRAS

GRN No.

Substance

Date of Closure

FDA’s Letter

811

Phospholipase A1 produced by Aspergillus oryzae

 

Pending

810

Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei strain F-19e

 

Pending

809

Alpha-lactalbumin

 

Pending

808

Lipase from Aspergillus tubingensis produced in Trichoderma reesei

 

Pending

807

Streptococcus salivarius M18

 

Pending

806

Dolomite

 

Pending

805

Apple peel powder

 

Pending

804

Pea protein

 

Pending

782

L-arabinose

Aug 29, 2018

At the notifier's request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF) (47 kB)

768

Stevia leaf extract

Aug 13, 2018

FDA has no questions (in PDF) (100 kB)

762

Carnobacterium divergens M35 preparation

Aug 14, 2018

At the notifier's request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF) (31 kB)

 

USDA

USDA Assistance Available for Flood Damaged Ag Land

 

FSIS

Zweigle’s Inc. Recalls Olive Loaf Pork Products due to Sodium Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit

 

FNS

USDA Secretary Working to Empower Local School Leaders and Improve the School Meal Programs

USDA Eases Program Rules for South Carolina SNAP Participants Impacted by Florence

 

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



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