Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 3/5 - 3/7, 2018

March 09, 2018 2:51 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 5, 2018


Federal Register

Due to Friday’s government closure, the Federal Register has not been updated. I will send an update either later today, or in tomorrow’s email.

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

03/02/2018

Steve’s Real Foods 

Raw frozen dog food turkey canine recipe

potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Steve’s Real Foods

03/01/2018

Blue Ridge Beef  

Raw pet food for cats

Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Name Blue Ridge Beef

 

FSIS

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Winter Storms

The Kansas City Baking Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

Olli Salumeria Americana Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., Recalls Ground Beef and Pork Products due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Mar 02, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Announces Countries that Continue to be Eligible to Export Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products to the United States
  • FSIS Updates the Ready-to-Eat Testing Program Annual Report
  • FSIS Updates the Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook
  • FSIS Expands National Residue Program to Egg Products

 

AskFSIS

Sinks and Paper Towels

PHIS - Mandatory Regulation Verification Checked as “N/A”

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Investigation UPDATE: add’l cases identified in multistate outbreak of #salmonella infections linked to products reported to contain kratom. FDA continues to advise consumers to avoid #kratom & kratom-containing products. http://go.usa.gov/xnFJK 
  • ·        Update: @CDCgov reports 40 people in 27 states have been reported infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella; 14 people hospitalized & 2 kratom products have tested positive for the outbreak strain. FDA urges consumers not to use any kratom product. https://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination http://dlvr.it/QJX6qz 
  • ·        Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Kitten Grind Raw Pet Food Lot#GA1102 Because of Possible Contamination http://dlvr.it/QJVqT1 
  • ·        #FDA works hard to keep your food, drugs, and more safe. Here’s what we accomplished in 2017: http://go.usa.gov/xntmK 
  • ·        Today, @CDCgov and @US_FDA are providing an update on the salmonella outbreak linked to kratom products. Illnesses have risen to 40 people in 27 states; 2 kratom products have tested positive for the outbreak strain. Investigation is ongoing. https://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        In addition to the concerns raised by the salmonella outbreak, #FDA continues to warn against the use of any kratom product. There is no FDA-approved use for kratom and the agency is concerned about serious risks associated with its use. https://go.usa.gov/xnFeJ 
  • ·        FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Products Reported to Contain #Kratom https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm597265.htm …
  • ·        By the numbers: A summary of #FDA’s FY2017 enforcement activities: http://go.usa.gov/xntmK 
  • ·        NEW! #FDAORA works hard to keep your food, drugs, and more safe. Here’s what we accomplished in 2017: https://go.usa.gov/xntmK 

Federal Register

Food and Nutrition Service

Proposed Rules

Hiring Flexibility under Professional Standards

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04233  PDF 20 Pages (302 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Kasugamycin

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04529  PDF 19 Pages (341 KB)  Permalink

 

Pesticide Tolerances; Exemptions:

Lipochitooligosaccharide SP104

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04534  PDF 12 Pages (242 KB)  Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Pesticides:

Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04522  PDF 10 Pages (142 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Meetings:

Pesticide Product Registrations:

Applications for New Active Ingredients

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04524  PDF 8 Pages (192 KB)  Permalink

 

Applications for New Uses

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04523  PDF 5 Pages (129 KB)  Permalink

 

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses

Filed on: 03/05/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/06/2018

FR Document: 2018-04531  PDF 27 Pages (237 KB)  Permalink


March 6, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Color Additive Petitions:

GW Cosmetics GmbH

Filed on: 03/06/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-04619  PDF 5 Pages (104 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Biological Control of Yellow Toadflax

Filed on: 03/06/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-04576  PDF 3 Pages (80.9 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Fluopicolide

Filed on: 03/06/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/07/2018

FR Document: 2018-04533  PDF 32 Pages (392 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s commitment to modernizing food and nutrition programs

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

02/20/2018

Homeodynamics, LLC

Minneapolis District Office

CGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/Adulterated/Unapproved New Drug

Not Issued *

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

03/05/2018

IDLife 

Protein bars, Snack bars, Kids bars 

Undeclared almonds, peanuts, coconut oil         

IDLife, LLC

03/05/2018

Kodiak Cakes 

Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 

Undeclared Milk

Kodiak Cakes

03/05/2018

Hospira, Inc.

Hydromorphone HCL Injection, USP

Units may be empty or cracked at the bottom of the glass vial

Hospira, Inc.

 

FSIS

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

14-18

Eligibility of Foreign Countries to Export Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products to the United States

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 01, 2019

 

AMS

USDA Announces Opportunities for Local Performers During 2018 Farmers Market Season on the National Mall

USDA Announces American Egg Board Appointments

USDA Seeks Nominees for United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board

 

FNS

USDA Announces More Local Control for School Meal Operations

Reducing School Meal Certification Error through Improved Online Application Design

 

GAO

FDA Can Build on Existing Efforts to Measure Progress and Implement Key Activities 

 

CSPI

Seeing Through the News

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA


March 7, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Record Retention Requirements for the Soy Protein and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim

Filed on: 03/07/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/08/2018

FR Document: 2018-04630  PDF 6 Pages (104 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 03/07/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/08/2018

FR Document: 2018-04640  PDF 4 Pages (89.6 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

03/06/2018

Tucker's 

5lb Pork-Bison Box

Potential Salmonella contamination

Raw Basics, LLC

03/01/2018

Weis  

Dried beef party rye dip

Undeclared eggs and milk

Weis Markets

 

APHIS

USDA Ends Required Reporting of Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for the National Processed Raspberry Council

USDA Files Action Against Greendom Corporation in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations

 

National Toxicology Program

NTP Update - March 2018 now available

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Kodiak Cakes Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 10.72 oz. Product UPC code is 7 05599 01215 0. http://dlvr.it/QJsWKf 
  • ·        Final report @USGAO study of food & nutrition programs recognizes @FDAFood achievements (#FSMA #NFL). Recommends continuing development of clear performance standards & committing to those standards. We couldn’t agree more. https://go.usa.gov/xnu9S 
  • ·        DYK? FDA regulates color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, & medical devices. LEARN MORE about the safety of color additives in this #FDAconsumerupdate: https://go.usa.gov/xnwub 
  • ·        Know the risks of feeding raw foods to your pets. Our four-legged friends can be at risk to potentially harmful bacteria like #salmonella when you feed them raw pet food. LEARN MORE in this #FDA #consumerupdate: https://go.usa.gov/xnu8y 


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