Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 5/15 - 5/19, 2017

May 19, 2017 8:21 AM | Anonymous

May 15, 2017

FDA

FDA Withdraws Draft Guidance on the Applicability of Color Additive Regulations Authorizing the Use of Certain Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice

 

FSIS

Green Chile Food Company Recalls Meat and Poultry Burrito Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Valley Innovative Services Recalls Meat and Poultry Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Notice 26-17 Sampling Imported Brazilian Raw Beef Product Assigned an E. coli O157:H7 MT51 Type of Inspection at an Increased Level of Reinspection

May 12, 2017 | PDF

  • FSIS Publishes Educational Labeling Tool Applicable to Shipments of Imported Siluriformes Fish
  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports
  • Retail Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Pilot Project Update
  • 2017 Census of Agriculture Will Be Released Soon

 

USDA

Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding Trade Breakthrough with China

 

AMS

USDA Cites ABL Farms Inc. in Georgia for PACA Violations

 

OMB

Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America”


May 16, 2017

Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Changes to the Inspection Coverage in Official Establishments that Slaughter Fish of the Order Siluriformes

Filed on: 05/16/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/17/2017

FR Document: 2017-09993 PDF 13 Pages (69.1 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Requests for Information: Improving Customer Service

Filed on: 05/15/2017 at 04:15 pm Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/18/2017

FR Document:2017-10063 PDF 3 Pages (172 KB) Permalink

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Notices

Meetings: National Conference on Weights and Measures

Filed on: 05/16/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/17/2017

FR Document:2017-09990 PDF 10 Pages (113 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

05/12/2017

Merit Pet Prodcuts, LLC

New England District Office

Unapproved New Animal Drug/Adultered/Misbranded/Misleading

Not Issued *

05/05/2017

Barnier Production

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Low Acid Canned Food Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *

05/05/2017

Fabrica de Conservas A Poveira, S.A.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Low Acid Canned Food Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *

05/01/2017

Thor Inc.

Denver District Office

CGMP/Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements/Adulterated

Not Issued *


Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

05/15/2017

Chef Luca's  

Baked Cheese Lasagna  

Undeclared Egg

Italian Gluten Free Food CL

05/13/2017

Green Chile Food Company  

Various burritos  

Listeria monocytogenes

Green Chile Concepts, LLC

05/12/2017

Peak; Harris Teeter Farmer's Market  

Spinach  

Listeria monocytogenes

The Horton Fruit Co., Inc.

05/12/2017

Whole Foods Market  

Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookies  

Undeclared Walnuts

Whole Foods Market

 

AskFSIS
Annual Dollar Limitations for Retail Sales to HRI

 

GIPSA
Fred Berger, Ltd., d/b/a Berger Cattle Company and Fred J. Berger, d/b/a FT Ranch Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 50KB)

Darrell Bouma Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 48KB)


May 18, 2017


Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Meetings: Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms

Filed on: 05/17/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/18/2017

FR Document:2017-10062 PDF 2 Pages (97.1 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Study of Third Party Processor Services, Fees, and Business Practices

Filed on: 05/18/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/19/2017

FR Document: 2017-10112 PDF 7 Pages (259 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

05/17/2017

Henning's Wisconsin Cheese  

Colby Jack Cheese  

Proper pasteurization cannot be verified

Henning's Cheese

05/15/2017

De Mi Pais  

Queso Fresco  

Listeria monocytogenes

Global Garlic Inc.

05/12/2017

Quesos de la Costa  

White cheese  

Listeria monocytogenes

La Nica Products, Inc.

 

FSIS

Notice 27-17 Religious Exempt and Very Low Volume Raw Poultry Exploratory Sampling Program

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Imported Veal Products Due To Possible Non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) O103 Contamination

 

AskFSIS

“Frenching” a Veal Rack

Noncompliance records (NR) Association – PHIS task code

HACCP Recordkeeping

 

APHIS-BRS

USDA Confirms Distribution of Unauthorized GE Petunia

USDA Announces Public Meetings on Proposed Revisions to Biotechnology Regulations

 

GIPSA
GIPSA Seeks Comments on U.S. Standards for Beans (PDF; 46KB)

GIPSA Seeks Comments on U.S. Standards for Lentils (PDF; 46KB)

 

USDA

VIDEO: Secretary Perdue’s First Days at USDA

 

AMS

Market News Organic Reporting Webinar


May 19, 2017


Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticides: Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule; Delay of Effective Date

Filed on: 05/18/2017 at 04:15 pm Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/22/2017

FR Document: 2017-10541 PDF 7 Pages (171 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Importation of Female Squash Flowers from Israel into the Continental United States

Filed on: 05/19/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/22/2017

FR Document: 2017-10318 PDF  4 Pages (96.9 KB) Permalink

 

Importation of French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya Into the United States

Filed on: 05/19/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/22/2017

FR Document: 2017-10319  PDF  4 Pages (98.6 KB)  Permalink

 

South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine and Regulations

Filed on:05/19/2017 at 08:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 5/22/2017

FR Document: 2017-10316

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

05/18/2017

BrightFarms  

Salad Greens  

Presence of Metal

BrightFarms

05/18/2017

Wang  

Fish cake, fish ball, and fish tofu products  

Undeclared egg and wheat

Wang GlobalNet

 

FSIS

The Osso Good Co. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

 

AskFSIS

Breaking of Shell Eggs Associated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Part II

 

AMS

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on New York Produce Business

 

USDA
Secretary Perdue Statement on Administration’s Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA



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