Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 3/8 - 3/9, 2018

March 09, 2018 2:54 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 8, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Equivalence Determinations:

European Union Food Safety Control System for Raw Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish

Filed on: 03/08/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-04772  PDF 25 Pages (305 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Applications:

Oxitec Ltd.

Filed on: 03/08/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/09/2018

FR Document: 2018-04705  PDF 5 Pages (229 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Issues 2017 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

03/07/2018

Ciolo Foods 

Nut Free Basil Pesto

Undeclared tree nuts

Ciolo Foods

03/06/2018

Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley's, and Good Lovin'  

Bully Stick dog food

Potential contamination with Saslmonella

Redbarn Pet Products, LLC

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

USDA Announces Support Available for Specialty Crops, the Local Food Sector, and Agricultural Marketing

USDA Cites J.E. Corcoran Company in Pennsylvania for PACA Violations

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        After extensive traceback & exhausting all leads - the e.coli #outbreak linked to leafy greens has ended. Read the facts & findings here: https://go.usa.gov/xnukY  #foodsafety
  • ·        2017 Retail Program Standards – a collaboration, defining key elements of an effect retail food program - with recommendations for designing/managing #retailfood regulatory progs & IDing areas in need of improvement. https://go.usa.gov/xnJmj 
  • ·        Help your kids be their best - start the day with a healthy breakfast #NationalCerealDay http://go.usa.gov/xXn8C 
  • ·        The #FDAORA Office of Food & Feed Laboratory Operations oversees labs that analyze human & animal food to ensure that it’s free from harmful chemicals & bacteria http://go.usa.gov/xnT6X 
  • ·        FOR THE FIRST TIME #FDAORA is debarring a company from importing into the US. Canadian company Meunerie Sawyerville was convicted of 2 felony offenses related to importing adulterated animal feed. MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xnuH5 


March 9, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Food Additive Petitions:

Excentials B.V.; Withdrawal

Filed on: 03/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-04775  PDF 2 Pages (165 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Guidance:          

Proprietary Names for New Animal Drugs

Filed on: 03/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-04885  PDF 5 Pages (102 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 03/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-04833  PDF 4 Pages (89.1 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Meetings:

Toxic Substances Control Act Alternative Testing Methods Draft Strategic Plan

Filed on: 03/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-04938  PDF 9 Pages (399 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Publishes Proposed Determination that European Union’s Shellfish Safety Program is Equivalent to U.S. System

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on effort to help bolster U.S. shellfish market by taking mutually beneficial steps to resume shellfish trade with the EU

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Soybean Board

 

OIRA

Department of Agriculture

AGENCY: USDA-AMS

RIN: 0581-AD75

Status: Concluded

TITLE: NOP: Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

RECEIVED DATE: 02/16/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 03/08/2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA

  • ·        Redbarn Pet Products Expands Voluntary Recall of Dog Chews http://dlvr.it/QKD8Wp 
  • ·        Statement from @SGottliebFDA on effort to help bolster U.S. shellfish market by taking mutually beneficial steps to resume shellfish trade with the EU: http://go.usa.gov/xnJFA 
  • ·        Quick tips on #foodsafety & water safety during power outages #snowstorm http://go.usa.gov/xRADn 
  • ·        U.S. and EU take steps to resume molluscan shellfish trade. Effort will ensure imported shellfish from Europe is as safe as what we produce in the U.S. http://go.usa.gov/xnJFA 
  • ·        FDA and the @EU took important steps to reopen shellfish trade that could mutually benefit our economies while maintaining high levels of safety for imported shellfish: http://go.usa.gov/xnJFA 
  • ·        Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this weekend! Daylight saving time is a good reminder to review your medicine cabinet 2x year. Is it full of expired, unwanted, or unused meds? LEARN HOW to safely dispose of them: https://go.usa.gov/xn7sZ 


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