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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/13 - 2/15, 2019

Posted on February 15, 2019

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

February 13, 2019

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

Filed on: 02/13/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/14/2019

FR Document: 2019-02354 PDF 17 Pages (112 KB) Permalink

 

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments to Terminate Uses

Filed on: 02/13/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/14/2019

FR Document: 2019-02385 PDF 9 Pages (38 KB) Permalink

 

USDA

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Mushroom Council

 

FSIS

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

03-19

Actions to Take When Raw Poultry Establishments Receive Campylobacter Test Results

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 01, 2020

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@USDAFoodSafety

  • ·        Registration for the 2019 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference has officially opened! Join us March 7-8, 2019, in Orlando, FL for a 2 day conference filled with take-away strategies for changing people’s #FoodSafety knowledge & behaviors. https://cfsec2019.fightbac.org

 

February 14, 2019

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02457 PDF 4 Pages (88.6 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  National Animal Health Monitoring System; Goat 2019 Study

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Establish Procedures to Meet Via Electronic Communications:

Olives Grown in California

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02517  PDF 12 Pages (256 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Marketing Order: Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2019-2020 Marketing Year

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02514 PDF 33 Pages (408 KB) Permalink

 

National Organic Program:

National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for April 2018 NOSB Recommendations (Crops and Handling)

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02518 PDF 18 Pages (262 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Trifloxystrobin

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02523 PDF 22 Pages (350 KB) Permalink

 

Trifluralin

Filed on: 02/14/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-02535 PDF 23 Pages (353 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Releases Report on Investigation into the Fall 2018 Outbreak of Illnesses Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on findings from the agency’s investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce

Salmonella Linked to Tahini

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/12/2019

Ottogi

JIN JJAMBBONG’ and Jin Ramen

Undeclared egg

Ottogi America, Inc

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

02/01/2019

Panther James LLC.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Juice HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

 

FTC

2018 Annual Report on Refunds to Consumers

 

OEHHA

Amendment to Section 25705 No Significant Risk Level for Bromochloroacetic Acid: The regulation will be effective on April 1, 2019.  This regulation establishes a No Significant Risk Level of 0.70 micrograms per day for bromochloroacetic acid for purposes of Proposition 65.

Amendment to Section 25705 No Significant Risk Level for Bromodichloroacetic Acid: The regulation will be effective on April 1, 2019.  This regulation establishes a No Significant Risk Level of 0.95 micrograms per day for bromodichloroacetic acid for purposes of Proposition 65.

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • Ø  Today #FDA released our investigation report for the November E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from CA. It reinforces recommendations for romaine growers to help prevent this from happening again https://go.usa.gov/xEQvw
  • Ø  Advancing the safety of fresh leafy greens requires ongoing collaboration. We’ll continue to work with states, federal partners, and industry to explore better ways to assure quick, accurate and easy access to key traceability information.

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • Ø  Today’s investigation report provides more information than we had before. And it reinforces the fact that implementation of preventive measures based on the best available science is the most effective means to ensure the safety of produce

@US_FDA

  • Ø  Cyclospora is a parasite, with a complicated lifecycle, not a bacterial pathogen, like Salmonella or E. coli. Discover how an FDA-developed test detects Cyclospora and how its development detected a significant outbreak last summer. https://go.usa.gov/xERKc

February 15, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Food Additive Petitions and Investigational Food Additive Exemptions

Filed on: 02/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-02596 PDF 5 Pages (17.5 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Termination of Marketing Order:

Irish Potatoes Grown in Southeastern States

Filed on: 02/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-02581 PDF 13 Pages (251 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Rules

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act

Filed on: 02/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:02/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-02551 PDF 18 Pages (292 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

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

Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Training, Notification, and Recordkeeping

Filed on: 02/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-02583 PDF 4 Pages (181 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China

Filed on: 02/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-02585  PDF 5 Pages (284 KB) Permalink

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California and New York from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

NIH

Healthy Infants Harbor Intestinal Bacteria That Protect Against Food Allergy

 

FTC

FTC Announces March 2019 Session on International Engagement as Part of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

FTC Announces New Sessions of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century


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