Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/10 - 4/14, 2017

April 14, 2017 10:25 AM | Anonymous

April 10, 2017

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Meetings: Plant Variety Protection Board; Teleconference

Filed on: 04/10/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/11/2017

FR Document: 2017-07214 PDF 3 Pages (81 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/08/2017

Marketside  

Organic Spring Mix  

Potential to contain bat body parts (minimal risk of potential rabies contamination)

Fresh Express

 

FSIS

Mibo Fresh Food Recalls Turkey Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Apr 07, 2017 | PDF

  • Verifying an Establishment’s Food Safety System
  • FSIS Expands Meat and Poultry Hotline Hours to Further Provide Food Safety Information to Consumers

 

APHIS-BRS
USDA Announces Intent to Prepare an EIS for GE Citrus Tristeza Virus

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Mushroom Council


April 11, 2017

Federal Register

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Rules

Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on: 04/11/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2017

FR Document:2017-07360 PDF 3 Pages (83.8 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on: 04/11/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:04/12/2017

FR Document:2017-07361 PDF 4 Pages (98.8 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.: Bayer CropScience LP.; Plant Pest Risk Similarity Assessment

Filed on: 04/11/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2017

FR Document: 2017-07359 PDF 6 Pages (185 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemptions: Monoethanolamine

Filed on: 04/11/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2017

FR Document:2017-07130 PDF 27 Pages (233 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Pesticide Product Registrations: Receipt of Applications for New Uses

Filed on: 04/11/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2017

FR Document:2017-07406 PDF 6 Pages (166 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

‘Organs-on-Chips’ Technology: FDA Testing Groundbreaking Science

Ø  Research will begin with a liver-chip but the agreement may expand in the future to cover additional organ-chips, including kidney, lung and intestine models. The ultimate goal is to predict how specific organs will respond to exposure to potential chemical hazards found in foods, cosmetics and/or dietary supplements with greater precision than other methods currently being used, such as cell-culture or animal-based tests.


Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/10/2017

Whole Foods Market  

Yogurt and Granola Parfaits  

Undeclared Almonds

Whole Foods Market

 

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

04/05/2017

Jus Bar LLC

New York District Office

Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded

Not Issued *

03/21/2017

Ba Hai Company Limited

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

 

CFSAN
FDA Researchers to Evaluate ‘Organs-on-Chips’ Technology

 

AskFSIS
Processing Authority (9 CFR 318.300(q) and 381.300(q))

Better Process Control School

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - Reimbursable Coverage Regarding Poultry Chillers

Disposition of beef/veal carcasses positive for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

Prohibited Movement of Adulterated Raw Beef Product to Pet Food

HACCP record retention

FSIS Directive 5000.4 - Direct Observation of SSOP Monitoring

Noncompliance records (NR) association - enforcement

 

GIPSA

Tyler Gresham Assessed $2,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 42KB)

Frey Cattle Company, Inc. and Alan Halfmann and Barbara Frey Assessed $2,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 42KB)

Mark Oberly, d/b/a Oberly Brothers Livestock Assessed $800 Civil Penalty (PDF; 42KB)

Bradley S. Beken and Beken Livestock, Inc. Assessed $3,250 Civil Penalty (PDF; 42KB)

Norbest LLC, d/b/a Moroni Feed Company, Assessed $2,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 42KB)

 

APHIS-BRS
USDA Announces Preliminary Extension of Deregulation to GE Canola

 

AMS
USDA Seeks Nominees for the Popcorn Research and Promotions Board

April 12, 2016

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance: Genome Editing in New Plant Varieties Used for Foods

Filed on: 04/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:04/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-07469 PDF 5 Pages (26.6 KB) Permalink

 

Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals

Filed on: 04/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-07470 PDF 4 Pages (25.2 KB) Permalink

 

FDA
Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/11/2017

Season's Choice  

Sweet Peas  

Listeria monocytogenes

Lakeside Foods, Inc.

04/11/2017

H.E.B  

Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate  

Undeclared Almonds

Nassau Candy Distributors

04/10/2017

Oberlander  

Chocolate Kokosh Cake  

Undeclared Almonds

Orthodox Baking Co

 

OMB

M-17-22, Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce

Ø  This memorandum provides guidance to agencies on fulfilling the requirements of the Hiring Freeze memorandum and the Reorganization EO while aligning those initiatives with the federal budget and performance planning process. All agencies are required to 1) begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions and cost savings, including planning for funding levels in the President’s FY 2018 budget blueprint; 2) develop a plan to maximize employee performance by June 30, 2017; and 3) submit an agency reform plan to OMB in Sept. 2017  (initial high-level draft due June 30, 2017) as a part of the FY 2019 budget submission to OMB that includes long-term workforce reductions.

CVM

FDA Requests Comments on Documents Related to Certain Biotechnology and Mosquito-related Products

 

AskFSIS

Type of Denaturant to Use on Meat or Poultry Condemned Carcasses, Inedible Parts or Other Products Not Intended For Human Food

 

AMS

USDA Meat and Fish Purchase Programs Announced

USDA Poultry Products Purchase Programs Announced

April 13, 2017

DA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/12/2017

The Smokehouse of NY  

Smoked Fish  

Listeria monocytogenes

The Smokehouse of NY

 

CVM

Printing and Packaging CEO Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels and Packaging (DOJ)

 

AskFSIS
PHIS Noncompliance Record Form Update

HACCP Training Certificate

Egg Products Inspection Act

Storage of Meat, Poultry, and Ingredients

FSIS Directive 5000.4 - Scope of Pre-op Inspection

Areas to Consider in a Food Defense Plan

Residue Control Program Noncompliance

 

AMS

USDA Files Action Against K & A Produce in New York for PACA Violations

April 14, 2017

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/13/2017

7-Eleven  

Caesar Salad  

Undeclared milk, egg, wheat and fish (anchovies)

Choice Farms LLC


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