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Laws and Regulations Committee 12/17 - 12/18, 2018

Posted on December 21, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

December 17, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


New Animal Drugs:

Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Changes of Sponsorship; Change of a Sponsor's Name and Address

Filed on: 12/17/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/18/2018

FR Document: 2018-27238 PDF 21 Pages (221 KB) Permalink






Product Description




Eat Smart, Salad Shake Ups


Listeria monocytogenes

Apio, Inc.


Northwest Cuisine Creations, Fresh&Local


E. coli

Spokane Produce, Inc.




USDA Highlights Opportunities for Producers and Vendors

USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in a Commercial Chicken Flock in California

USDA Updates Branding Requirements for Mexican Cattle



Dec 14, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Posts FY 2019 Annual Plan
  • FSIS Welcomes New Assistant CIO
  • FSIS Announces PHIS Export Component’s Second Country Group
  • Consumer Food Safety Education Conference to Be Held March 6-8, 2019
  • FSIS Moves to WGS for E. coli and Salmonella Isolates and Discontinues PFGE as the Primary Characterization Tool
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Meat and Poultry Inspection Program Review Results Available
  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports
  • FSIS Posts Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella


Product Recalled

Date of Recall

122-2018 Mannarich Food, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection

Dec 15, 2018



AMS Reaches a Consent Decision with JBS USA Food Company



APHIS Seeks Comments on the Pest Risk Assessment and Risk Management Document for Fresh Guava Fruit Imports from Taiwan into the Continental United States


@SGottliebFDA, @FDArecalls, @FDASpox

  • ·        For what’s going on with food policy, food safety, innovation, and outbreak response at #FDA follow FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response @FrankYiannasFDA
  • ·        Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets
  • ·        Apio, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Five Skus of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™
  • ·        FDA warns of a cat food recall involving certain lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned food due to possible low levels of Vitamin B1, a needed nutrient for cats.

December 18, 2018

Federal Register

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic of China

Filed on: 12/18/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/19/2018

FR Document: 2018-27426 PDF 10 Pages (159 KB) Permalink



Michigan-based food manufacturer agrees to stop operations after repeated food safety violations




Product Description




Adam Bros. Family Farms

Red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower

May be contaminated with E.Coli O157:H7

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.


Greens & Grains

Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap

Undeclared soy

Atherstone Foods Inc.


Inspired Organics

Organic almond butter

potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Inspired Organics, LLC



USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments

USDA Highlights Benefits of Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool






Date Issued

Expiration Date


Import Residue Sampling Types of Inspection

Dec 17, 2018

Jan 01, 2020



Education and Training: pesticide-related illness reporting courses for health care providers and the general public


@FrankYiannasFDA, @FDAfood, @FDArecalls

  • ·        In the future, big data-driven epidemiology (infodemiology) might detect outbreaks long before traditional health reporting. A new & exciting era of ‘smarter public health’ is on the horizon. #AI #IoT #blockchain #PredictiveAnalytics
  • ·        A food safety culture starts on the farm & ends in the home. Study identifies need to further promote consumer food safety education & that new, digitally enabled methods of outreach, focused on behavior change, are needed. … #foodsafetyculture
  • ·        #OUTBREAK UPDATE: Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., Santa Barbara Cty, on Dec 13 ’18 recalled red leaf #lettuce, green leaf lettuce & #cauliflower harvested Nov 27-30 ’18. May have come in contact w/reservoir water where E. coli O157:H7 outbreak strain was found.
  • ·        Atherstone Foods Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in “Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap”
  • ·        The Adam Bros. recall has prompted a sub-recall by Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA. The firm recalled #sandwiches and other products under the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh & Local Sandwiches & Green Leaf Filets
  • ·        Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Almond Butter Due to Potential Health Risk

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