Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 7/23 - 7/25, 2018

July 27, 2018 12:53 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

July 23, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Marketing Orders:

Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for 2018-2019 Marketing Year

Filed on: 07/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-15788  PDF 32 Pages (403 KB)  Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Marketing Orders:

Sweet Onions Grown in the Walla Walla Valley of Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon

Filed on: 07/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-15792  PDF 20 Pages (272 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions:

Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 07/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-15722  PDF 22 Pages (351 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

07/20/2018

Sherman Candy Co. 

Sherman Candy Caramels sold in gift baskets

May contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts

Gift Services, Inc. dba GiftTree

07/20/2018

Food Lion

Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips

May contain undeclared milk

Shearer’s Foods, LLC

 

FSIS

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Products Containing FDA-Regulated Whey Powder That Has Been Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jul 20, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Consumer Research on the Safe Handling Instructions Label
  • FSIS Food Defense Vulnerability Questionnaire
  • FSIS Posts Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Carcass Establishments and Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter
  • FSIS Personnel Updates

 

APHIS

APHIS Contacts Individuals and Businesses that may be Exempt from Licensing Requirements

 

AMS

AMS Reaches a Settlement with Roland Cook

 

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

  • ·        #FDA, @CDCgov and partners continue investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads. Federal health officials added 102 new cases today. https://go.usa.gov/xURWs 
  • ·        #FDA is working with McDonald’s to identify the common ingredients in the salads identified by those who became sick and to trace back those ingredients through the supply chain. https://go.usa.gov/xURWs 
  • ·        As of July 13, McDonald’s has decided to voluntarily stop selling salads at impacted restaurants. Consumers who have symptoms of cyclosporiasis should contact their health care professional to report their symptoms and receive care. https://go.usa.gov/xURWs 
  • ·        Whether it’s a family BBQ, camping, hiking or going to the beach, summer activities can get hot! When food is a part of those activities, keep in mind the old saying: Safety first! http://go.usa.gov/xURGY 
  • ·        Summertime is filled with delicious fresh fruit and vegetables—make sure you handle them safely to avoid food poisoning. https://go.usa.gov/xU5eU 
  • ·        The Partnership for #FoodSafety Education has made a call for abstracts for the March 6-9, 2019 conference. Principle themes incl. program tools, increasing consumer engagement, safe food handling, demos, & success stories https://go.usa.gov/xUNtT  @USDA @CDCgov @Fight_BAC
  • ·        Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk in Food Lion Brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips http://dlvr.it/QcFQRm 
  • ·        GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels " http://dlvr.it/QcG4vB 
  • ·        212 people are sick, 34 hospitalized in 44 states in outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to backyard flocks. http://go.usa.gov/xQshX 

July 24, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Referendum Procedures under Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order and Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order:

Removal of Obsolete References

Filed on: 07/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-15893  PDF 8 Pages (184 KB)  Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Irish Potatoes Grown in Southeastern States:

Termination of Marketing Order 953

Filed on: 07/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-15890  PDF 13 Pages (247 KB)  Permalink

 

Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research and Information Order; Continuance Referendum

Filed on: 07/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-15894  PDF 5 Pages (98 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Florasulam

Filed on: 07/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-15916  PDF 25 Pages (340 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Notice of Availability of Draft Guidance for Industry: Studies to Evaluate the Metabolism and Residue Kinetics of Veterinary Drugs in Food-Producing Species (VICH) 

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

07/23/2018

Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, Captain John Derst's, more 

Swiss Rolls and Bread

Salmonella

Flowers Foods, Inc.

07/21/2018

Ritz 

Cracker Sandwiches

Salmonella

Mondelez Global LLC

 

AMS

USDA Announces Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Appointments

 

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

  • ·        Have information you’d like to share at next year’s Partnership for #FoodSafety Education conference? The theme is- From Consumers to Chefs: Food Safety Education Matters? The call for #abstracts is open! https://go.usa.gov/xUNtT  @USDA @CDCgov @Fight_BAC
  • ·        Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Product in the U.S., including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Due to Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QcVw3J 
  • ·        FOOD RECALL: Mondelez Global LLC is recalling Ritz sandwiches and Ritz bits cheese products because an ingredient could be contaminated with Salmonella. There are no related illnesses. FDA is investigating and will provide more info as we learn more https://go.usa.gov/xUU8S 
  • ·        It’s not too late! Register for the #FDA #NutritionInnovation Strategy public meeting on July 26th. Hear perspectives from industry, consumers, & academics. Don’t miss @SGottliebFDA's opening remarks. In person is full - so register to join live webcast. http://go.usa.gov/xUakt 
  • ·        Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Mrs. Freshley’s and Other Brands of Swiss Rolls and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread http://dlvr.it/QcX4ZN 


June 25, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Importation of Peppers from Certain Central American Countries

Filed on: 07/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-15933  PDF 4 Pages (99.5 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Peppers from the Republic of Korea

Filed on: 07/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-15992  PDF 4 Pages (99.3 KB)  Permalink

 

Movement of Plants and Plant Products from Hawaii and the Territories

Filed on: 07/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-15993  PDF 4 Pages (99.2 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on voluntary recalls of Ritz, Goldfish and other products issued out of an abundance of caution

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

07/23/2018

Goldfish 

Crackers

Salmonella

Pepperidge Farm

 

APHIS

USDA Announces Deregulation of Herbicide-Resistant GE Cotton

 

NIH-ODS

Registration Open: Enhancing Natural Product Clinical Trials Workshop

 

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

  • ·        FOOD RECALL: Mondelez Global LLC is recalling Ritz sandwiches and Ritz bits cheese products because an ingredient could be contaminated with Salmonella. There are no related illnesses. FDA is investigating and will provide more info as we learn more https://go.usa.gov/xUU8S 
  • ·        FOOD RECALL: Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. More info: http://ow.ly/jBhe30l5O1b 
  • ·        THREAD - CONSUMER SAFETY UPDATE: #FDA is working with Mondelez to recall a variety of Ritz cheese sandwiches and Ritz bits cheese products because an ingredient could have been contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses are associated at this time. https://go.usa.gov/xUU8S  1/4
  • ·        This recall is to address a potential risk. Consumers should not eat any of the products on this list, and should discard any of them. #FDA is investigating how the ingredient and products could have been contaminated and we will provide more information as it becomes available.
  • ·        This is a common ingredient and other food products made by other manufacturers may also initiate recalls in the coming days. This is the issue related to the voluntary recall also initiated by Pepperidge Farms and it’s Goldfish crackers.
  • ·        NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED related to these products. These recalls are a cautionary step. We will continue to investigate the source, potential risks, whether people have been exposed to salmonella, and how to mitigate this potential risk in the future. 4/4
  • ·        This is great background from @maggiemfox on the recalls today. We will have a fuller #FDA statement out shortly. And props to Maggie for doing her usually great job informing consumers of evolving public health issues
  • ·        Part of FDA’s new Nutrition Innovation Strategy is to educate consumers on the new Nutrition Facts Label & empower consumers to make healthful eating choices. Participate, listen in, or comment on our July 26 public meeting located in Rockville, Maryland. http://go.usa.gov/xUakt 
  • ·        @ScottGottliebFDA released a stmt about recent food recalls for potential contamination with Salmonella. These recalls are being initiated out of an abundance of caution. #FDA is investigating the risk assoc with these products & will provide updates https://go.usa.gov/xUPF6 
  • ·        THREAD - UPDATE ON RECALLS: #FDA is working with Mondelēz International, Pepperidge Farm, and Flowers Foods, on recalls of certain products due to a potential risk that one of the ingredients may have been contaminated with Salmonella. https://go.usa.gov/xUPF6  1/4
  • ·        They recalled foods include a variety of Mondelēz’s Ritz cheese sandwiches and Ritz Bits cheese products, certain Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish, and Flowers Foods’ Swiss Rolls sold under various brand names. 2/4
  • ·        More specifics on each recall can be found on our website. There is no evidence at this time that anyone was sickened from one of these products, or that these products are contaminated. https://go.usa.gov/xUPFv 
  • ·        #FDA will continue to investigate the potential root cause and will provide updates on this matter. As there are likely other manufacturers that also use this common ingredient, there may be other precautionary recalls initiated in the coming days. 4/4
  • ·        Pepperidge Farm® Announces Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish® Crackers http://dlvr.it/QcfJ3t 
  • ·        FDA Commissioner @ScottGottliebFDA statement about recent recalls of food products for potential contamination with Salmonella. There is no evidence at this time that anyone got sick from one of these products, or that these products are contaminated. https://go.usa.gov/xUPF6 
  • ·        These recalls are being initiated out of an abundance of caution. FDA is investigating the risk associated with these products and will provide updates on this matter.
  • ·        PRODUCT RECALL: Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers because an ingredient could be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported. More info: https://go.usa.gov/xUPz2 


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