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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - October 28 - 30, 2019

Posted on November 01, 2019

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

October 28, 2019


FDA Issues Final Rule on Calorie Labeling for Glass-Front Vending Machines


Oct 25, 2019 | PDF

  • FSIS Proposes Updated and New Salmonella Performance Standards for Ground Beef and Beef Manufacturing Trimmings
  • FSIS Posts Updated Quarterly Sampling Results


Petition Submitted by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (Oct 23, 2019)

  • · The petition requests that FSIS limit the use of certain voluntary labeling claims, such as “Product of USA,” “Made in USA,” and “USA Beef,” to meat products derived from cattle born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States.


Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

103-2019 Taylor’s Sausage Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due to Mislabeling

Oct 25, 2019

N/A (Class II Recall)


USDA Withdraws Proposal Affecting California Desert Grapes Marketing Order and Table Grape Import Regulation Exemptions



RIN: 0581-AD82

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program

STAGE: Interim Final Rule


RECEIVED DATE: 06/27/2019



** COMPLETED: 10/25/2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


  • · 1/3 #FDA has updated its Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List with a new ingredient: 5-Alpha-Hydroxy-Laxogenin. Consumers may wish to avoid purchasing or consuming #supplements that include this ingredient. View the complete list here:
  • · 2/3 This list is just another tool FDA is using to modernize our oversight of the dietary supplement industry and to bring greater assurance to Americans who rely on dietary supplements:
  • · 3/3 For a list of selected other ingredients and dietary supplement products that FDA has taken action and/or issued statements on, please visit:


  • · FDA is issuing a final rule to revise the type size requirements for calorie labeling on packaged foods sold in glass-front vending machines.
  • · Operators with more than 20 vending machines are required to list calorie information for available products under a 2014 FDA rule.
  • · Manufactures can assist operators by listing this calorie information of the front of packaging. Under this final rule, manufacturers will be allowed to use a font size more proportional to the rest of the labeling (at least 1.5X larger than “Net Wt” font).

October 29, 2019

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Registration Review:


Filed on: 10/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/30/2019

FR Document: 2019-23664 PDF 6 Pages (147 KB) Permalink





Product Description





Great Lakes, more

Fresh apples varieties:

Food & Beverages,

Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

North Bay Produce, Inc.


Golden Dragon Inc.

Chinese Almond Cookies

Food & Beverages,

May contain undeclared milk

Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc.


Docket No. FSIS-2018-0045 | PDF

  • · Changes to the Salmonella Verification Testing Program: Proposed Performance Standards for Salmonella in Raw Ground Beef and Beef Manufacturing Trimmings and Related Agency Verification Procedures


Product Recalled

Date of Recall

104-2019 OSI Industries, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef Patty Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Oct 28, 2019




Date Issued

Expiration Date


Raw Pork Products Sampling Program

Oct 28, 2019

Nov 01, 2020


  • · #FNCE attendees - TODAY at 3pm! Don't miss FDA nutrition researchers, practitioners, education & outreach staff go “behind the label” - learn about the changes to the Nutrition Facts Label plus our proposed consumer education efforts. …


  • · Xylitol – a sugar substitute contained in some candy and sugarless gum – can be deadly to dogs, so keep it out of your pooch’s reach this #Halloween. Learn more here:

October 30, 3019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program

Filed on: 10/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/31/2019

FR Document: 2019-23749 PDF 160 Pages (885 KB) Permalink


FSIS Directive 10100.1 Revision 1: FSIS Cecal Sampling Under the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Surveillance Program

Who in FSIS Office of Field Operations Documents Noncompliance?


Product Recalled

Date of Recall

105-2019 H&T Seafood Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

Oct 29, 2019


USDA Establishes Domestic Hemp Production Program

USDA to Host Stakeholder Meeting to Review Negotiated Cattle Market Reporting Study


Potential Implications of Consolidation and Investments in Dairy Processing for Farmers




  • · Enjoyed participating in the China International Food Safety & Quality Conference in Beijing & representing #FDA in meetings with regulatory counterparts in China. Food is an issue that transcends borders, so it’s important that we work – at Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace


  • · North Bay Produce Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Apples Because of Possible Health Risk
  • · #RECALL possible listeria. Apples fr North Bay, Michigan facility, shipped Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2019 to wholesalers, retailers & brokers in FL, IL, KY, LA, MI, NC, TX & WI. Varieties: McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac & Red Delicious. See full notice for specifics.
  • · Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies

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