Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 5/24 - 5/25, 2018

May 25, 2018 1:27 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

May 24, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Early Food Safety Evaluation of New Non-Pesticidal Proteins Produced by New Plant Varieties Intended for Food Use

Filed on: 05/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-11281  PDF 8 Pages (110 KB)  Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 05/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-11214  PDF 5 Pages (91.8 KB)  Permalink

 

Designations:

Topeka, KS; Minot, ND; Cincinnati, OH; Pocatello, ID; Evansville, IN; Salt Lake City, UT; West Sacramento, CA; Richmond, VA; and Savage, MN Areas

Filed on: 05/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-11294  PDF 5 Pages (104 KB)  Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Guidance:

Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm is Exempt from the Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act

Filed on: 05/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-11299  PDF 6 Pages (233 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

The FDA is Seeking Input on the Evaluation of Approaches to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Heartworm Preventatives for Dogs

Notice of Request for Comments; FDA's Evaluation of Approaches to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Heartworm Preventatives for Dogs 

Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals 

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

05/23/2018

Castor & Pollux, Merrick 

‎Beef dog treat varieties 

Potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone

Merrick Pet Care

 

FSIS

Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

040-2018 Uno Foods Inc. Recalls Ham and Cheese Calzones Due to Misbranding

 

APHIS

USDA APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Amend its National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures

 

AMS

USDA Announces Streamlined Purchase Program to Supply Nutrition Assistance Programs with American Farm Products, $177.4 million in Commodity Purchases Announced

USDA Announces Webinar on Proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

USDA Warns Vendors of Fake ‘DocuSign’ Email Scam

Softwood Lumber Industry Votes to Continue Research and Promotion Program

 

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

  • ·        Interested in warning letters sent as a result of FDA inspections, compliance, enforcement & criminal investigations? Sign up to receive emails of new reports or review historic files. https://go.usa.gov/xQUvZ 
  • ·        #FDA warns companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses: https://go.usa.gov/xQm8J .
  • ·        Merrick Pet Care Voluntarily Recalls Limited Amount of Good Buddy and Backcountry Treats Containing Beef Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone http://dlvr.it/QTswcn 
  • ·        FDA denies industry petition & affirms all Partially Hydrogenated Oils or PHOs must be removed from food. The compliance date has been extended for food manufacturers to reformulate their products. https://go.usa.gov/xQy3X 
  • ·        #Food importers & manufacturers – Want to locate food facility compliance information quickly? Check out the #FSMA info on our Data Dashboard. https://go.usa.gov/xQEFX 

May 25, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance:

Registration of Food Facilities: What You Need to Know About the Food and Drug Administration Regulation

Filed on: 05/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-11419  PDF 6 Pages (103 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Approves Semintra, the First FDA-approved Animal Drug for the Control of Systemic Hypertension in Cats

New Guide Helps Small Food Facilities Register with FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

05/24/2018

New Seasons 

mini butter croissants, mini chocolate croissants 

undeclared egg and undeclared soy lecithin

New Seasons Market LLC

 

USDA

United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine

 

APHIS

Eradication Program Announces 2018 Plans for Fighting the Asian Longhorned Beetle

 

AMS

USDA Cheddar Cheese Purchase Program Announced

USDA Canned, Frozen, and Dried Fruit Purchase Program Announced

USDA Pork Products Purchase Program Announced

USDA Continues Suspension of Supervision Fee Assessment under the United States Grain Standards Act

06/20 AMS Town Hall

 

OEHHA

Chemical Listed Effective May 25, 2018 as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer: TRIM® VX

 

CSPI

Consumer & Food Safety Groups Urge FDA To Establish Industry Requirements To Rapidly Trace Produce Responsible For Foodborne Illnesses

 

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

  • ·        My statement on new FDA actions to keep consumers safe from the harmful effects of sun exposure, and ensure the long-term safety and benefits of sunscreens: http://go.usa.gov/xQmjP 
  • ·        Hosting friends & family? Feed a large crowd the food safe way with this guide. Help protect your guests from foodborne illness! http://go.usa.gov/xQrJj 
  • ·        Why is #foodsafety important? Just ask Paul & Trissi how a severe case of foodborne illness, #Listeria, threatened the life of this mom and her newborn twins. https://go.usa.gov/xQmet 
  • ·        FDA Approves Semintra, the First FDA-approved Animal Drug for the Control of Systemic Hypertension in Cats – https://go.usa.gov/xQyN4 
  • ·        Questions about #FSMA? See our Technical Assistance Network (TAN) with updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & answers - like clarifications on the Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food. http://go.usa.gov/xXxFs 
  • ·        Glad to share our resources @NatlRestShow 2018. Still need info on How to Start a Food Business? https://go.usa.gov/xQyE2 ? Looking for posters to remind staff about #foodsafety? https://epublication.fda.gov/epub/ 
  • ·        New Seasons Market LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mini Butter Croissants and Mini Chocolate Croissants http://dlvr.it/QV0p6s 
  • ·        Thanks for your focus on food safety @adamfeuerstein - This isn’t actually something I’ve specifically addressed; but since you mention it, you can find some BBQ tips here https://bit.ly/2IJw7U2 .  Note food can be left outside for 2 hours; one hour if temp above 90 degrees
  • ·        It’s the season for picnics & cookouts but eating outdoors in warm weather presents a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster in warmer temps, so summer heat makes the basics of food safety especially important. https://go.usa.gov/xQVhC 

 


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