Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update May 29 - June 1, 2018

June 01, 2018 1:40 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

May 29, 2018


Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 05/29/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/30/2018

FR Document: 2018-11512  PDF 3 Pages (17.2 KB)  Permalink

 

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

Filed on: 05/29/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/30/2018

FR Document: 2018-11533  PDF 2 Pages (73.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse Database Form

Filed on: 05/29/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/30/2018

FR Document: 2018-11477  PDF 4 Pages (155 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Pale Cyst Nematode

Filed on: 05/29/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/30/2018

FR Document: 2018-11532  PDF 4 Pages (97.3 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

With VQIP Application Period set to Expire, FDA Encourages Importers to Prepare Early for Next Cycle

Notice of Availability of Small Entity Compliance Guide; Registration of Food Facilities 

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

05/25/2018

H-E-B 

Sliced Salad Olives 

Glass

H-E-B

05/25/2018

Zoe’s 

Cookies

Undeclared tree nuts (walnuts)

Dough-to-Go

05/25/2018

Divvies

Benjamint Chocolate Bars 

Undeclared milk

Divvies, LLC

05/25/2018

WATAN DRY FRUITS 

Dried Apricot

Undeclared sulfites

Global Commodities, Inc.

05/23/2018

Private Brand 

Frozen Broccoli Cuts

Listeria monocytogenes

Giant Food, LLC

05/23/2018

Private Brand 

Frozen Broccoli Cuts

Listeria monocytogenes

Stop & Shop

05/23/2018

Private Brand  

Frozen Broccoli Cuts

Listeria monocytogenes

Giant Food Stores, LLC

 

FSIS

Hormel Foods Corporation Recalls Canned Pork and Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

May 25, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Eliminates Trichinae Control Regulations and Consolidates Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Regulations
  • Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind
  • FSIS Announces Webinar on Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Parts and Comminuted Poultry
  • Food Safety Benefits for Food Defense
  • FSIS Guideline for Determining Exemptions from Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act

FSIS Guideline for Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm is Exempt from the Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (May 25, 2018)

 

APHIS

Additional Cases of Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Poultry in California Increase the Need for Backyard Owners to Be Vigilant about Biosecurity

 

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

  • ·        FDA continues to recommend avoiding products w/ #kratom due to high frequency of several #Salmonella serotypes found during investigation. As of 5/24/18, @CDCgov reports 199 people infected w/ Salmonella outbreak strains fr 41 states. 38% hospitalized. http://go.usa.gov/xnFJK 
  • ·        Today, the U.S. FDA issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help food facilities meet their registration requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act - https://go.usa.gov/xQpqU  #FSMA
  • ·        Grocery shopping for #MemorialDayWeekend grilling? Remember to keep fruits and veggies away from raw meats. http://go.usa.gov/xN8g5 
  • ·        Dough-To-Go Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Zoe’s Vegan Tuxedo Fudge Cookie http://dlvr.it/QV6Nqx 
  • ·        H-E-B Voluntarily Issues a Precautionary Recall H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives Being Recalled for Potential Glass in The Product http://dlvr.it/QV6NwG 
  • ·        Just a friendly reminder….if you're cooking out this Memorial Day weekend, don't share human food with your dogs! https://go.usa.gov/xQpTb 
  • ·        Giant Food Voluntarily Recalls Giant Food Frozen Broccoli Cuts http://dlvr.it/QV6rvS 
  • ·        Stop & Shop Voluntarily Recalls Stop & Shop Frozen Broccoli Cuts http://dlvr.it/QV78Vg 
  • ·        Divvies, LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Benjamint Crunch Chocolate Bars Due to Undeclared Milk In The Mint http://dlvr.it/QV78Xp 
  • ·        Giant/Martin’s Voluntarily Recalls Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts http://dlvr.it/QV78Ys 
  • ·        Global Commodities Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Apricot with Pitt Watan Brand http://dlvr.it/QV7XWC 
  • ·        Barbequing this #MemorialDayWeekend ? Use a food thermometer to reach safe cooking temperatures for what’s on your grill. We’ve got these & other #foodsafety tips http://go.usa.gov/xNGb7 
  • ·        At a #MemorialDay picnic? The same safe food handling steps apply: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill. http://go.usa.gov/xNGb7 
  • ·        Remember hamburgers should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. For more barbecue tips https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm094562.htm …
  • ·        If a thermometer isn’t available, make sure hamburgers are brown all the way through, not pink. Chicken should be cooked to at least 165°F. If you partially cook food in the microwave, oven or stove to reduce grilling time, do so immediately before the food goes on the hot grill.
  • ·        Happy #MemorialDayWeekend2018, the unofficial start to picnic season! When eating outdoors remember #foodsafety.
  • ·        I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day. For those barbecuing, http://FDA.gov  has tips on safe food handling Here’s some pictures from my barbecue!


May 30, 3018


Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Elimination of Trichinae Control Regulations and Consolidation of Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Regulations

Filed on: 05/30/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/31/2018

FR Document: 2018-11300  PDF 100 Pages (378 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Requirement Exemptions:

Defensin Proteins Derived from Spinach in Citrus Plants

Filed on: 05/30/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/31/2018

FR Document: 2018-11750  PDF 10 Pages (313 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions

Filed on: 05/30/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/31/2018

FR Document: 2018-11751  PDF 12 Pages (99 KB)  Permalink

 

Product Cancellation Orders:             

Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments to Terminate Uses

Filed on: 05/30/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/31/2018

FR Document: 2018-11731  PDF 25 Pages (343 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

05/24/2018

Pious Lion 

Product containing kratom

Salmonella

Pious Lion

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

05/18/2018

Performance Nutrition Formulators LLC dba VMI Sports

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

CGMP/Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements/Adulterated

Not Issued *

05/17/2018

Orangeburg Pecan Company Inc

Atlanta District Office

CGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated

Not Issued *

03/29/2018

Yoder's Good Health Products

Atlanta District Office

Unapproved New Drugs/Dietary Supplements/Adulterated

Not Issued *

 

FSIS

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

 

AMS

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on New York Produce Business

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California, New York and South Dakota from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

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

  • ·        Pious Lion Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QVV1k2 
  • ·        Returning home after a power outage or flood caused by severe weather? Never taste foods to see if they are safe. Here's a list of unsafe foods that should be tossed after just 4 hours during a power outage. #FoodSafety
  • ·        RECALL of kratom containing products - Pious Lion Pure Premium Potent Limited Release Pink Bali, 1 oz and Pious Lion Pure Premium Potent White Maeng DA, Bright Uplifting Energy, 4 oz due to the presence of Salmonella.
  • ·        Don't miss FDA experts at the @IFSH Food Safety & High Throughput Sequencing (#HTS) Symposium – What Does the Future Hold? May 30-31 https://go.usa.gov/xnwja  #foodindustry #WGS #GenomeTrakr
  • ·        Did you know that recalls are classified into one of three classes, based on the level of hazard involved? Recalls can be Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3. LEARN MORE about #recall classifications: https://go.usa.gov/xQjzY  #FDARecalls101

 

May 31, 2018


Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

Filed on: 05/31/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2018

FR Document: 2018-11801  PDF 7 Pages (111 KB)  Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Rules

Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions to Reduce Paperwork in the Summer Food Service Program

Filed on: 05/31/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2018

FR Document: 2018-11806  PDF 59 Pages (277 KB)  Permalink

 

Notices

Requests for Information:            

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Integrity and Modernization

Filed on: 05/31/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2018

FR Document: 2018-11849  PDF 6 Pages (92.6 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Product Cancellation Order:

Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments to Terminate Uses

Filed on: 05/31/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/01/2018

FR Document: 2018-11755  PDF 9 Pages (299 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

05/30/2018

EconoMax, Hill Country Fare, Creamy Creations  

Ice cream and sherbet 

Metal pieces

HEB

 

FNS

Child Nutrition Program Waiver Request Guidance and Protocol- Revised

Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q & As

 

AMS

USDA Announces National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Accepting Grant Proposals

USDA Files Action Against Unified Ltd., d/b/a Pan American Banana in California for Alleged PACA Violations

 

OEHHA

Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Amendment to Article 6 – Clear and Reasonable Warnings – Consumer Product Exposure Warnings Pesticides

 

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

  • ·        FDA’s Special Agents/@TheJusticeDept: Mississippi man pleads guilty to fraud scheme involving the reselling of food products that were to be destroyed https://go.usa.gov/xQm7Y 
  • ·        Working on your beach bod? Beware the dangers of fraudulent weight loss products. You could lose so much more than weight! LEARN MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xQb2W  #FDAConsumerUpdates
  • ·        USDA and @US_FDA Cooperation Continues to Ensure a Safe #Food Supply - https://go.usa.gov/xQvU9 
  • ·        H-E-B Voluntarily Issues Recall Specific flavors and container sizes of EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets recalled for broken metal in processing equipment http://dlvr.it/QVjv9s 


June 1, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Importation of Tree Tomatoes from Ecuador Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 06/01/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-11890  PDF 11 Pages (193 KB)  Permalink

 

Thresholds for De Minimis Activity and Exemptions From Licensing Under the Animal Welfare Act

Filed on: 06/01/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-11892  PDF 24 Pages (222 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Pesticide Product Registrations:

New Uses

Filed on: 06/01/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/04/2018

FR Document: 2018-11923  PDF 6 Pages (291 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Update on Traceback Related to the E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

 

FSIS

Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls 12-Count Frozen Breakfast Burritos due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Eddy Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Smoked Sausage Product due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

FSIS Compliance Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Trichinella and Other Parasitic Hazards in Pork Products

 

APHIS

USDA Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement on Cattle Fever Tick Control Fencing in Texas

 

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

  • ·        Running a small food facility? If you are manufacturing/processing, packing, or holding food for human or animal consumption in the US you must register with FDA. Check out the new guidance: https://go.usa.gov/xQpqV  #FSMA
  • ·        What does gluten-free on the label mean? Just what it says. The FDA has a rule for it. #celiacawarenessmonth https://go.usa.gov/xQwkP 
  • ·        Check your freezer! Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, & Martin’s have recalled Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) w/sell by date Mar 15, 2020 & UPC code 68826700926 due to supplier notification of possible Listeria. Product removed from stores https://go.usa.gov/xQwXE 
  • ·        FDA recognizes National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity & Food Standards (@ACFSFoodSafety) of Bangkok, Thailand as a new accreditation body under #FSMA Third-Party Accreditation Program #TAP validated thru application review & on-site assessment http://go.usa.gov/xnSUY 
  • ·        #FDA is committed to investigating the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine. We issued a traceback diagram to show how several clusters of illnesses connect from points of service to many fields https://go.usa.gov/xQwXc 
  • ·        The only point of commonality in our traceback efforts to date is that all farms are located in Yuma growing region. We’re actively evaluating a number of theories about how multiple farms in same growing region could have become contaminated to find root cause of this outbreak
  • ·        It's #NationalDonutDay2018. We're pretty sure this old advertisement is less than accurate. However, we’ do have info about actual vitamins: https://go.usa.gov/xQwn3 

 


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