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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - July 19, 2019

Posted on July 19, 2019

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

July 19, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


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

Nutrition Facts Label and Supplement Facts Label

Filed on: 07/19/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/22/2019

FR Document: 2019-15523 PDF 7 Pages (26.6 KB) Permalink


Federal judge enters consent decree against Arkansas food and medical product grocery warehouse for insanitary conditions

FDA Advises Restaurants and Retailers in Texas and Louisiana to Stop Selling or Serving Topway Enterprises Inc. Doing Business as Kazy’s Gourmet Seafood Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination




Product Description





Pasta sauce

Potential contamination with plastic fragments

Mizkan America, Inc.



Product Recalled

Date of Recall

075-2019 Koch Foods Recalls Breaded Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Jul 18, 2019




Date Issued

Expiration Date


FSIS Residue Sampling of Domestic Egg Products

Jul 18, 2019

Aug 01, 2020


Petition Submitted by Applegate Farms (Nov 3, 2011) - This petition has been withdrawn by the submitter. Petition submitted by Applegate Farms requesting that FSIS include natural curing systems, such as vegetables and fruit juices, to the list of approved curing agents.

FSIS's final response to a petition submitted by Center for Science in the Public Interest requesting that FSIS require labels on processed meat and poultry products warning consumers that frequent consumption of these products may cause increase the risk of colon cancer.


  • · Today, @TheJusticeDept helped FDA take action against a food & medical product grocery warehouse for violating federal law by holding products under insanitary conditions. When we find insanitary conditions, we’ll take action to protect consumers.


  • · For more than 50 crops, chlorpyrifos is the only line of defense and a cost-effective crop protection tool for farmers. We appreciate the @EPA's support of American farmers and producers in its commitment to fact-based regulatory oversight of crop protection tools.
  • · Help keep American pigs free from African swine fever! Understand how the virus spreads, and do your part to protect against it. Learn more here: #ASF



  • · FOOD SAFETY ALERT: seafood products from Topway Enterprises could be contaminated with Listeria. Restaurants and food retailers in TX and LA should stop selling and discard recent shipments from Topway
  • · FDA & @TexasDSHS inspected Topway’s facility in Feb. & found serious sanitation issues, including samples testing positive for Listeria. Although Topway committed to a recall, FDA has been unable to confirm whether its customers were notified. FDA is continuing to look into it.
  • · Consumers, especially women who are or could become pregnant, the elderly, and persons w/ weak immune systems who have recently consumed raw seafood, particularly raw salmon and tuna, in TX and LA who suspect they have food poisoning are advised to seek medical care immediately.


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