Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/6 - 10/12, 2017

October 12, 2017 2:35 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

October 6, 2017

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

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

Cranberries Grown in States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in State of New York

Filed on:   10/06/2017 at 08:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21735  PDF 11 Pages (139 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Pesticide Tolerances; Emergency Exemptions: Tolfenpyrad

Filed on: 10/06/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21797 PDF 20 Pages (348 KB) Permalink

 

Tolerance Exemptions: Tall Oil Fatty Acids

Filed on: 10/06/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21787 PDF 14 Pages (399 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/04/2017

Rhino 7, Papa Zen, Fifty Shades, and Grand X  

Dietary Supplement  

Unapproved new drug

Gadget Island, Inc. dba Gear Isle

 

FSIS

Notice 55-17 Verifying that Records are Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores that Grind Raw Beef

Notice 54-17 Actions to Facilitate Industry Access to the Public Health Information System

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

107-2017 Sandridge RMH Acquisition, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens | En Español

Oct 05, 2017

N/A (Class II Recall)

 

AskFSIS

Retail operations separated from FSIS

Supporting microbiological independence for a non-O157 STEC

 

GIPSA
High Plains Livestock, LLC, Portales, N.M. Suspended Four-Years in Settlement with GIPSA (PDF; 47KB)

 

AMS
USDA Withdraws a Proposal to Change Export Reporting Requirements for Apples and Grapes

USDA Helping Growers Build Success with New Technology

 

HHS

Eric Hargan Sworn In as HHS Deputy Secretary

 

National Academies

Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop- In Brief

October 9, 2017

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

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

Cranberries Grown in States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in State of New York

Filed on: 10/06/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21735  PDF  11 Pages (139 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances; Emergency Exemptions:

Tolfenpyrad

Filed on: 10/06/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21797  PDF  20 Pages (348 KB)  Permalink

 

Tolerance Exemptions: Tall Oil Fatty Acids

Filed on: 10/06/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2017

FR Document: 2017-21787  PDF  14 Pages (399 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration Hosts a Webinar on Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates for 2013
Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/06/2017

Whole Foods Market 365  

Organic Raisin Bran  

Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Food Markets

10/05/2017

A1  

Dietary Supplement A1 Slim  

Unapproved new drug; tainted with sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine

Kiriko, LL

 

FSIS
Oct 06, 2017 | PDF

  • Establishment Specific Datasets Now Available
  • FSIS Announces New Leadership in the Office of Public Health Science
  • Revised Compliance Guideline for Whole Grains Statements Posted on the FSIS Website
  • FSIS Announces Webinars for the Compliance Guideline for Label Approval
  • Agencies to Host a Public Meeting on the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
  • Agencies to Host a Public Meeting on Whole Genome Sequencing
AskFSIS
Appendix A: Compliance Guideline use with RTE Mix of Meat and Poultry

October 10, 2017

FDA

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

09/29/2017

Bush Brothers & Company

Cincinnati District Office

Low Acid Canned Food Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *


Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/06/2017

Great American Deli  

Chicken Salad Wheatberry Sandwich  

Undeclared Eggs and Soy

Great American Deli

 

October 11, 2017

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/09/2017

Cascadian Farm  

Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola  

Undeclared Almonds

General Mills

 

GRAS Notices

GRN No.

Substance

FDA's Letter

728

Phospholipase C from Pseudomonas sp. 62186 produced in Bacillus licheniformis

Pending

727

Trehalase from Trichoderma reesei produced in Trichoderma reesei

Pending

726

Polyphenol extract from olive

Pending

725

Inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086

Pending

724

Preparation containing six bacterial phages specific to shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli

Pending

723

Benzalkonium chloride

Pending

722

Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115

Pending

721

Galacto-oligosaccharides

Pending

 

AskFSIS

Export Certificate Distribution

Imported Tongue Residue Samples

Condensation

Transportation of Heads from Cattle less than 30 months with SRM to another Official Establishment

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 Activities Requiring Inspection – Product Reconditioning

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - Verifying HACCP Monitoring Activities Outside Approved Hours of Operation

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - 12 Hour Rule

 

AMS
Referendum on Proposed Amendments to the Marketing Order for Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington Voting to Begin Oct 16, 2017

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2017 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting

 

October 12, 2017

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Correction

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22182 PDF 2 Pages (79.6 KB) Permalink

 

Meetings: Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22172  PDF  9 Pages (39.5 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Black Stem Rust; Identification Requirements for Addition of Rust-Resistant Varieties; Extension

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22346  PDF  4 Pages (99.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist; Revision and Extension

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22348  PDF 6 Pages (103 KB)  Permalink

Importation of Fresh Blueberry Fruit from Morocco Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22225  PDF  4 Pages (99.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Mangoes From Jamaica Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22222  PDF  4 Pages (99.6 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22224  PDF  4 Pages (98.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Karnal Bunt; Importation of Wheat and Related Articles

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22223  PDF  4 Pages (99.5 KB)   Permalink

 

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Release of Three Parasitoids for Biological Control of the Lily Leaf Beetle

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22228  PDF  3 Pages (81.8 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Announces Two Public Meetings on Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/09/2017

Cascadian Farm  

Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola  

Undeclared Almonds

General Mills

 

OMB-OIRA

AGENCY: USDA-GIPSA

RIN: 0580-AB28

Status: Pending Review

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

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 10/06/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

AskFSIS

Temperature Requirements for Receiving Liquid Egg Products

Documentation for Shipment of Shell Eggs Associated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Recording a PHIS task as “not performed” before the end of the month

 

 



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