Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/12 - 4/13, 2018

April 13, 2018 3:05 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

April 12, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

National Organic Program:

Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock and Handling)

Filed on: 04/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-07719  PDF 3 Pages (190 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Fluensulfone

Filed on: 04/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-07739  PDF 22 Pages (431 KB)  Permalink

 

Sulfentrazone

Filed on: 04/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-07740  PDF 22 Pages (356 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Pesticide Maintenance Fee:

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

Filed on: 04/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-07743  PDF 22 Pages (389 KB)  Permalink

 

Product Cancellation Orders:

Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments to Terminate Uses; Correction

Filed on: 04/12/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-07738  PDF 3 Pages (158 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Working to Protect Consumers from Toxic Metals in Foods

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

04/11/2018

Four J

Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce

Undeclared soy, wheat and fish

Cookwell & Company

04/05/2018

Club 13

Kratom Maeng Da Red

Salmonella

Club 13

 

FSIS

Conagra Brands Inc. Recalls Salisbury Steak Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Koch Foods Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

 

AskFSIS

Areas to Consider in a Food Defense Plan

Residue Control Program Noncompliance

Type of Denaturant to Use on Meat or Poultry Condemned Carcasses, Inedible Parts or Other Products Not Intended For Human Food

 

APHIS

USDA Proposes to Update Branding Requirements for Cattle from Mexico

 

CSPI

CSPI Welcomes Bill to Improve Food Labeling

 

OEHHA

Amendment to Section 25705 No Significant Risk Level - Glyphosate April 10, 2018

 

@FDAfood, @US_FDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDA_ORA. @FDAMedia, @FDAanimalhealth, @FDArecalls

  • ·        #FDA along with @CDCgov and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that have sickened 17 people in 7 states: https://go.usa.gov/xQTXR 
  • ·        #FDA is working with its partners to determine what people ate before they became ill, but no specific food item has been identified as a likely source of the infections at this time.
  • ·        Consumers who have symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.
  • ·        FDA has a vital role in addressing health disparities, which is integral to the mission of protecting & promoting public health. Learn more about health disparities & how they can be reduced/eliminated in this #consumerupdate: http://bit.ly/2JeuNEX  #NMHM18
  • ·        #FDA is working w/@CDCgov & state partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli. No specific food item has been identified as likely source, but the investigation is ongoing. If you think you have E. coli symptoms, consult a healthcare provider http://go.usa.gov/xQTjr 
  • ·        When shopping for food, compare similar items using the Nutritional Facts Label to help you choose https://go.usa.gov/xQrvm 
  • ·        DYK ? In 2017, #FDAORA conducted more than 39K inspections of manufacturers of FDA-regulated products, like food, drugs, medical devices, and more! https://go.usa.gov/xnhA5 
  • ·        Check out this popular event idea that involves libraries in nutrition education efforts: http://ow.ly/g2LN30joVVI  #NationalLibraryWeek
  • ·        What are CVM's most FAQ's from pet owners? Find out here..https://go.usa.gov/xQTVZ  #NationalPetDay
  • ·        DYK there are more harmful germs in raw pet food than any other type of pet food?! Protect your furry friend from foodborne bacteria, too! Tips → https://go.usa.gov/xQrqA  #NationalPetDay
  • ·        #FDAORA issues #warningletter to Iowa donut manufacturer for violations of human food regulations, including insanitary conditions & inadequate food labeling https://go.usa.gov/xQYSE  #youvebeenwarned
  • ·        Easy access to >300 publications & videos on #foodsafety, nutrition, cosmetics, dietary supplements & #foodindustry info in CFSAN’s Education Resource Library https://epublication.fda.gov/epub/  #NationalLibraryWeek
  • ·        Cookwell & Company Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy, Wheat and Fish Allergen in Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce with a “Best By” Date of “10 Nov 18” http://dlvr.it/QPF45x 


April 13, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance:

Highly Concentrated Caffeine in Dietary Supplements

Filed on: 04/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-07836  PDF 6 Pages (102 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Tetraconazole

Filed on: 04/13/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-07888  PDF 25 Pages (362 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

04/12/2018

La Marinera

Dried Yellow Potatoes

Undeclared sulfites

Guixens Food Group, Inc.

 

AskFSIS

Using Appendix A as the Process Schedule supporting a Critical Limit

Required Action if the Selected Time/Temperature Parameter from Appendix A is Not Met

HACCP categorization of NRTE products that receive a full lethality treatment at the establishment

Ingredients Letter of Guarantee

Reclassification of Ready-to-Eat product as Not Ready-to-Eat

Support for Product Disposition Following a Cooling Deviation

Part 1 of 2: Recommendations For Establishment That Cannot Meet The 2017 Stabilization Guideline Revised Appendix B

Part 2 of 2: Recommendations For Establishments That Cannot Meet The 2017 Stabilization Guideline Revised Appendix B 

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - HACCP Monitoring using Continuous Time/Temperature Recorder

Conducting Extra HACCP Monitoring Procedures

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - Hand-held Thermometers

How do I know if the country requires prior plant approval?

Part 1 of 3: Use of Celery Powder and Other Natural Sources of Nitrite as Curing Agents, Antimicrobials or Flavorings

Part 2 of 3: Revised Appendix B: Stabilization Option 3 for Products Containing Natural Sources of Nitrite and Natural Sources of Ascorbate or Ascorbic Acid

Part 3 of 3: Formulating Products Containing Natural Sources of Nitrite and Natural Sources of Ascorbate When Using Revised Appendix B: Stabilization Option 3

Situations When Humidity Is Not Needed During Cooking

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Popcorn Board

 

OIRA

AGENCY: USDA-APHIS

RIN: 0579-AD71

Status: Pending Review

TITLE: Establishing a Performance Standard for Authorizing the Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

** RECEIVED DATE: 04/12/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None

 

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