Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/22 - 10/26, 2018

October 26, 2018 10:20 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

October 22, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Soybean Promotion and Research:

Adjustment of Representation on the United Soybean Board

Filed on: 10/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-23090 PDF 7 Pages (124 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California:

Increased Assessment Rate

Filed on: 10/22/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/23/2018

FR Document: 2018-23091 PDF 14 Pages (146 KB) Permalink

 

CFSAN

FDA Issues Draft Guidance to Help Produce Farmers and Fresh-Cut Produce Processors meet FSMA Requirements

 

USDA

USDA Provides Hurricane Michael Victims Needed Relief and Recovery Aid

USDA Announces Pink Bollworm Eradication Significantly Saving Cotton Farmers in Yearly Control Costs

 

FSIS

Oct 19, 2018 | PDF

  • ·        FSIS Makes Revisions to the Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book Entries
  • ·        FSIS Posts Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Carcass Establishments and Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella
  • ·        FSIS to Discontinue PFGE and Move to WGS for Campylobacter Isolates
  • ·        Reminder: USDA and FDA Will Hold a Joint Public Meeting on Use of Animal Cell Culture Technology to Develop Products Derived from Livestock and Poultry
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Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

103-2018 Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Onions

Oct 21, 2018

 

102-2018 SK Food Group Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Vegetables

Oct 19, 2018

 

101-2018 Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Vegetables

Oct 19, 2018

 

100-2018 Envolve Foods Recalls Chicken and Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Vegetables

Oct 19, 2018

 

099-2018 Caito Foods, LLC Recalls Salad And Bowl Products Made With Chicken Due To Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 21, 2018

098-2018 Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Beef and Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Onion Ingredient

Oct 19, 2018

 

097-2018 GHSW, LLC Recalls Salad Products Due To Possible Salmonella And Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018

093-2018 GH Foods CA, LLC Recalls Salads Containing Chicken Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn | En Español

Oct 17, 2018

Oct 21, 2018

 

@FDA_ORA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDASpox, @FDAfood, @FDArecalls

  • ·        Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. This #NationalNutDay learn the risks posed by food allergens, including nuts. Food labels help consumers with allergies identify problematic ingredients, so they can easily avoid them. LEARN MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xPgrR
  • ·        Although I’ve been focusing on medical products, we're also advancing our food safety and nutrition work, such as our joint advice w/ EPA on making informed choices about eating fish for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding https://go.usa.gov/xPnda 
  • ·        .@USDA & @FDAFood are investigating possible Salmonella and Listeria contaminations of several veggie products used in salads and wraps. We'll continue to update as we learn more. https://go.usa.gov/xPnwU 
  • ·        #RECALL: @US_FDA is issuing a safety alert regarding recalled vegetable products including veggies and salads. We're working with @USDA on this ongoing investigation. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xPnwU
  • ·        #RECALL: Trader Joe's recalls salads over contamination fears
  • ·        #FDA is issuing a safety alert for certain recalled veggies & salads. No illnesses have been identified yet, but these products could possibly contain salmonella & listeria. This is an ongoing investigation and we’ll be providing updates as we learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPnwU
  • ·        #RECALL: @FDAFood is assisting @WADeptHealth investigating the source of 6 Salmonella infections linked to English cucumbers - sold in 3-packs by Costco in Washington state between 8/18/18-09/10/18. Still have them in your refrigerator? Throw them away. https://go.usa.gov/xPnft
  • ·        Working Cow Homemade, Inc. Expands Recall of Ice Cream Products Because of Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/Qnspqv


October 23, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions: Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on:10/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/24/2018

FR Document:2018-23251 PDF 7 Pages (87.8 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason / Problem

10/18/2018

Working Cow

Ice Cream

Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

 

APHIS

USDA’s “Beagle Brigade” Helping to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering U.S.

 

AMS

USDA Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program Announced

 

@FDAFood, @FDA_ORA

  • Ø  No yolking around! Storing eggs on the fridge door can expose them to uneven temperatures. Here’s where you should store them instead: https://go.usa.gov/xPrDa  #NFSEM #foodsafety
  • Ø  If you are likely to toss your dog a piece of your food now & then, proceed with caution. Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, & even deadly, to your dog. LEARN MORE in this #FDAConsumerUpdate: https://go.usa.gov/xPYmD


October 24, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid; Quarantine and Interstate Movement Regulations

Filed on: 10/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-23281  PDF  5 Pages (175 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

10/17/2018

No More Fleas Please, Inc.

Dallas District Office

New Animal Drug/Adulterated

Not Issued *

10/11/2018

Bamboo LLC

Atlanta District Office

Juice HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

10/05/2018

Gilman Cooperative Creamery Association

Minneapolis District Office

CGMP/Medicated Feeds/Adulterated

Not Issued *

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason / Problem

Company

10/22/2018

New Seasons

Hot & Sour Broth

Undeclared Soy

New Seasons Market

10/17/2018

Cedar’s

Chickpea Salad

Undeclared Soy

Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods

 

AMS

USDA Canned Garbanzo Beans Purchase Program Announced

USDA Increases Membership on United Soybean Board


October 25, 2018

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Marketing Orders:

Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California

Filed on: 10/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-23089 PDF 53 Pages (316 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

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

Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections

Filed on: 10/25/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/26/2018

FR Document: 2018-23426  PDF 4 Pages (184 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

10/24/2018

Weis

Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Undeclared peanut

Shirley's Cookie Company

10/24/2018

Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s, more

Curry powder

Lead

Sirob Imports, Inc.

 

USDA

Hot Foods Purchases Approved for SNAP Recipients in 23 Georgia Counties

Secretary Sonny Perdue Appoints New Members to USDA NAREEE Advisory Board

USDA Announces Update to National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

 

FSIS

Ask FSIS

Who in FSIS Office of Field Operations Documents Noncompliance?

Noncompliance Record (NR)

For FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness block 2, what is an ISO code?

 

Recalls

Product

Date

Retail Distribution List

086-2018 Canteen/Covenco Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens | En Español

Oct 05, 2018

Oct 24, 2018

 

@FDArecalls, @FDAfood, @FDA_ORA

  • Ø  Shirley’s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" http://dlvr.it/QpPhF7 
  • Ø  #FoodSafetyAlert As of Oct 19, 2018, Working Cow Homemade, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, has voluntarily ceased operations after their ice cream was linked to 3 #listeriosis cases in Florida. FDA has suspended their food facility registration. https://go.usa.gov/xPUSX  
  • Ø  The Partnership for Food Protection (PFP) is a group of dedicated professionals from federal, state, & local govts w/roles in protecting the food supply & public health. CLICK HERE to subscribe & receive PFP updates: https://go.usa.gov/xUvRT #FDAORA
  • Ø  G & C Raw, LLC is Expanding Recall to Include All Product Lots Manufactured from February 27, 2018 Through July 20, 2018, Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QpMQzc

October 26, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

Filed on: 10/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-23565 PDF 5 Pages (93.9 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Importation of Citrus from Peru; Expansion of Citrus-Growing Area

Filed on: 10/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-23540 PDF 4 Pages (97.3 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Pyroxasulfone

Filed on: 10/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/29/2018

FR Document: 2018-23002 PDF 25 Pages (341 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA to Hold Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

10/25/2018

Baraka

Curry powder

Lead

UBC Food Distributors, Inc

 

USDA

USDA Lifts Restrictions on Some Pork Imports from Poland

USDA Announces 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

 

FSIS

FSIS Directive 5000.10 Verifying that Records are Kept by Official Establishments that Grind Beef

 

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

104-2018 Recall Notification Report 104-2018 (Smoked Whole Chicken Products)

Oct 25, 2018

N/A (Class III Recall)

085-2018 JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination | En Español

Oct 04, 2018

Oct 25, 2018

 


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