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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 9/4 - 9/7, 2018

Posted on September 07, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

September 4, 2018

FDA

FDA Announces Fee Structure for Export Certification for Certain Foods

 

FSIS

J.T.M. Provisions Company Recalls Cooked Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Aug 31, 2018 | PDF

  • ·        Food Safety Professionals Ensure that "What’s in Your Meat" is Safe and Wholesome
  • ·        NACMCF Reports Available
  • ·        FSIS Releases Report Showing Most People Are Spreading Dangerous Bacteria Around the Kitchen and Don’t Even Realize It 

 

AMS

USDA Files Action Against Sarita Ranch Provission Inc. in California for Alleged PACA Violations

AMS Issues a Complaint to Carolina Stockyard Company Inc.

 

OMB-OIRA

Department of Agriculture

 

AGENCY: USDA-AMS

RIN: 0581-AD54

Status: Pending Review

TITLE:National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

RECEIVED DATE: 08/31/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

@FDA_ORA

  • ·        ATTN BODY BUILDERS: Are all body building products safe to use? The FDA says no! Body building products that contain steroids or steroid-like substances have been associated w/health risks, including liver injury. LEARN MORE about #HealthFraud http://bit.ly/2LqABz9

September 5, 2018

Federal Register

Health and Human Services Department / Agriculture Department

Notices

Requests for Nominations:

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Filed on: 09/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-19302  PDF 5 Pages (88.5 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA helps facilitate trade between U.S. and foreign trading partners with new export certification program for food

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

09/04/2018

H&C Food Inc

Frozen Fish Balls & Fuzhou Fish Balls

Undeclared Wheat, Pork, Egg and Crustacean

H&C Food Inc

 

USDA

USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

 

FSIS

Bahar LLC Recalls Frozen, Raw Beef Dumpling Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

 

AMS

AMS Issues a Complaint to S & S Buying Inc., Troy Siebels for Alleged Violations of the P&S Act

Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Trade Mitigation Purchase of Frozen Blueberry Products

 

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

  • ·        The new school year has begun! Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. Skip it and your kids will be playing nutritional catch-up for the rest of the day. This article & short video provide tips on making it happen. https://go.usa.gov/xPcYb 
  • ·        #BackToSchool Tip: Please don’t forget to clean those lunch boxes after each use. Use hot, soapy water or a disinfectant wipe #FoodSafety https://go.usa.gov/xPc3Z 
  • ·        #RECALL update: Seriously, get rid of Kellogg’s #HoneySmacks in the cabinets! @CDCgov continues to get #Salmonella illness reports linked to the cereal. Now- 130 confirmed infections in 34 states. Do NOT eat. Do NOT buy – retailers can NOT legally sell. http://go.usa.gov/xQtc2 

 

September 6, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance:

Policy Regarding Quantitative Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials

Filed on: 09/06/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-19367  PDF 5 Pages (105 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

First Certification Body Accredited Under FDA’s Third-Party Program

 

USDA

USDA to Implement Regulatory Reforms to Increase Access to Capital in Rural Areas

Secretary Perdue Names Senior Policy Advisor of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service

 

FSIS

Caito Foods, LLC Recalls Chicken Salad Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Wayne Farms, LLC Recalls Fully Cooked Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

New York Style Sausage Co. Recalls Raw Chorizo Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Ingredient

 

FNS

Nominations now open for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

 

AMS

AMS Issues a Complaint to Southeast Mississippi Livestock (A.A.L.)

 

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

  • ·        Make sure that your fresh, nutritious glass of juice doesn’t make you sick. https://go.usa.gov/xU5eU 
  • ·        If a product that claims to “lower your blood sugar naturally” or be a “natural diabetes cure” sounds too good to be true, then it’s probably a scam. LEARN MORE and WATCH this video: http://bit.ly/2yYS8YV  #FDAORAhealthfraud
  • ·        September is also #NationalPreparednessMonth. Are you prepared for possible severe weather? Floods, fires, and other natural disasters could jeopardize the safety of your food. Reduce the risk of foodborne illness with these tips: http://go.usa.gov/xQJ5b  #Natlprep
  • ·        #FDA is concerned about risks associated with Kratom, and those self medicating with products that are opioids and haven’t been properly evaluated for safety and efficacy. Help is available. We’re committed to addressing needs of patients with chronic pain
  • ·        #OUTBREAK update. Today @CDCgov announced the #Salmonella outbreak associated with Hy-Vee Pasta Salad appears to be over. Investigation activities have concluded. http://go.usa.gov/xU5sg 


September 7, 2018

FDA

Draft Guidance for Industry: Policy Regarding Quantitative Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on the Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on an updated approach for including added sugar information on the Nutrition Facts labels of pure maple syrup and honey

 

FSIS

Analysis for Salmonella of all Imported Beef Products Sampled for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

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

  • ·        Now that your kids are heading #backtoschool, are you stumped by what to pack in their lunchboxes? Keep your kids’ lunch safe by following these four tips to make a healthy & stress-free lunchbox! LEARN MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xU4MR  #FoodSafetyEducationMonth #ThursdayThoughts
  • ·        #TBT: On this day: 1958 - The Food Additives Amendments was passed. This amendment required that food additives, including preservatives, emulsifiers, & other functional additives, be subject to premarket testing. LEARN MORE: http://bit.ly/2O5F891  #FDAHistory
  • ·        Statement from FDA Commissioner @SGottliebFDA on an updated approach for including added sugar information on the Nutrition Facts labels of pure maple syrup and honey https://go.usa.gov/xPxng 
  • ·        Learn steps you can take to protect your food and water during hurricanes and other storms https://go.usa.gov/xP3hv 
  • ·        #FDA is advancing new policies to finalize guidance on declaring added sugars on pure maple syrup and honey. We’ve taken stakeholder concerns into view and revised our approach. We’re committed to the effective adoption of the new Nutrition Facts Label: http://go.usa.gov/xPxnY 
  • ·        #FDA is working on final guidance that we anticipate releasing early next yr to provide a path fwd for labeling pure single-ingredient honey & maple syrup products. It doesn’t involve the standard “Added Sugars” declaration on the Nutrition Facts Label. https://go.usa.gov/xPxnY 
  • ·        FDA issued draft guidance describing when we will exercise enforcement discretion to allow supplement firms to declare #CFUs within the Supplement Facts label on products containing live microbials (#probiotics) https://go.usa.gov/xPxNV 
  • ·        Allowing firms to declare the CFUs within the Supplement Facts label will help consumers more readily identify the amount of living microorganisms for each product and more easily compare products
  • ·        Did #Gordon knock out your power? Keep the refrigerator & freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep the cold in! For more #foodsafety tips during power outages >>> https://go.usa.gov/xPxGT 
  • ·        #FDA is committed to effective implementation of the new Nutrition Facts Label — to make sure consumers receive the valuable information they need to inform their dietary choices while we make certain the new label can be efficiently adopted.
  • ·        The FDA has completed its investigation into a multi-state outbreak of #cyclosporiasis illnesses associated with Del Monte vegetable trays #recalled from Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in the U.S. http://go.usa.gov/xURTt 
  • ·        As of 9/6/18 - 250 total lab-confirmed cases of #Cyclospora traced back to Del Monte vegetable trays. Investigation did not identify a single source or potential point of contamination for any items that comprised the recalled vegetable trays. Traceback investigation is complete.
FDA seeks comment on declaring live microbials in colony forming units (CFUs) on the Supplement Facts label https://go.usa.gov/xPxMb 


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