Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 12/22 - 12/27, 2017

December 28, 2017 12:39 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

December 22, 2017


Federal Register

 

FDA

Proposed Rules

Animal Food Additive Petitions:

Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB

Filed on: 12/22/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/26/2017

FR Document: 2017-27789  PDF  5 Pages (105 KB)  Permalink

 

Zinpro Corp.; Reopening of the Comment Period

Filed on: 12/22/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/26/2017

FR Document: 2017-27785  PDF  5 Pages (33.1 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Tolerance Exemptions:

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl ester, polymer with 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone and a-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)-w-methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)

Filed on: 12/22/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/26/2017

FR Document: 2017-27805  PDF  13 Pages (322 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic: Guidance for FDA Staff and Industry

 

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

12/20/2017

Meijer  

Package products containing apple slices  

Listeria monocytogenes

Meijer

 

FSIS

FSIS Reaches Key Milestones in Protecting Public Health

PFP Enterprises LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen

 

FNS

USDA Expands Flexibility, Encourages Program Integration in SNAP Administration

 

APHIS

APHIS Proposes Updates for Avian Influenza Virus Elimination Flat Rate for Floor-Raised Poultry

 

Food and Water Watch

Farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: From Traditional Family Agriculture to Corporate Industry


December 27, 2017

Federal Register

Proposed Rules

Food Additive Petitions (Animal Use): Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB

Filed on: 12/26/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:12/27/2017

FR Document: 2017-27840 PDF 5 Pages (34 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  FDA is reopening the comment period to allow additional time for comments on the environmental impacts of this petition.  This petition seeks to amend the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of glyceryl polyethylene glycol (15) ricinoleate as an emulsifier in animal food that does not include food for dogs, cats, vitamin premixes, or aquaculture.

 

FDA

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on efforts to support more efficient and effective food recalls
Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

12/19/2017

Maine Natural Health, Inc.

New York District Office

CGMP/Dietary Supplement/Adulterated/Misbranded

Not Issued *

12/15/2017

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp.

New York District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

12/14/2017

BrainAlert, LLC

Seattle District Office

CGMP/Dietary Supplement/Adulterated/Misbranded

Not Issued *

12/14/2017

Eden’s Answers Inc. and Sprigs Life Inc.

Cincinnati District Office

Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded

Not Issued *

12/13/2017

Dynamic Technical Formulations

Atlanta District Office

CGMP/Dietary Supplement/Adulterated/Misbranded

Not Issued *

11/16/2017

Naturefield Company Limited

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Juice/HACCP/Adulterated

Not Issued *

 

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

12/22/2017

Fresh Pak, Michigan, and Aunt Mid’s  

Packaged products containing apple slices  

Listeria monocytogenes

Fresh Pak Inc.

12/22/2017

AuroMedics  

Linezolid Injection  

Particulate contamination (mold)

AuroMedics Pharma

12/22/2017

Nodine's Smokehouse, Inc.  

Smoked Salmon 1.5 lbs, 8 oz  

Listeria monocytogenes

Nodine's Smokehouse, Inc.

12/22/2017

HT Traders  

Mini Biscotti – Triple Chocolate  

Undeclared Almonds and Hazelnuts

Harris Teeter

12/21/2017

Springfield Smoked Fish  

Smoked fish products  

Listeria monocytogenes

Springfield Smoked Fish

 

OMB-OIRA

Department of Agriculture

 

AGENCY: USDA-AMS

RIN: 0581-AD54

Status: Pending Review

 

TITLE: National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

 

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

 

** RECEIVED DATE: 12/26/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

 

 

AGENCY: USDA-FSIS

RIN: 0583-AC58

Status: Concluded

 

TITLE: Egg Products Inspection Regulations

 

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

 

RECEIVED DATE: 06/10/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

REVIEW EXTENDED

 

COMPLETED: 12/21/2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

 

 

FSIS

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

131-2017 Swift Beef Company Recalls Beef Stew Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination | En Español

Dec 26, 2017

 

 

AskFSIS

Procedures for Returning Exported Products to the U.S.

EU NHTC Program Required Testing

When looking at EU lists, how can I tell what species are approved?

Are export regulations and export requirements the same?

How Quickly are the Export Requirements Updated?

How do I determine if my plant is approved?

My set of requirements shows an older date than yours- why is that?

How are recent changes identified in the export requirements?

Guidance for FSIS program personnel on managing food safety issues with Natural Disasters

Review of Testing Results

 

USDA

Perdue Applauds USDA’s 2017 Accomplishments

 

APHIS

USDA Statement on New Procedures for U.S. Soybean Exports to China

 

AMS

USDA Announces Dairy Board Appointments

 

HHS-OIG

The Food and Drug Administration's Food-Recall Process Did Not Always Ensure the Safety of the Nation's Food Supply 

 

 


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