Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 11/12 - 11/16, 2019

November 16, 2018 10:31 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

November 12, 2018

FDA

FDA seizes food and medical products held under insanitary conditions at an Arkansas grocery warehouse

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/09/2018

Recchiuti

Bittersweet and Feve chocolate bars

Undeclared milk allergen

Recchiuti Confections

11/09/2018

Natural Life

Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food

Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products

 

FSIS

Nov 09, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Releases Study on Potential Relationship Between Particular Poultry Processing Interventions and Formation of Semicarbazide
  • Release of a New Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illnesses for 2016 from IFSAC
  • FSIS Issues Directive on Sharing Information with Public Health Partners

Docket No. FSIS-2018-0043

  • Ø  Changes to the Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Testing Program: Revised Categorization and Follow-Up Sampling Procedures

FSIS Directive 4791.5 Revision 1

  • Ø  Hazard Communication Program

E. coli Positive Test Results (through Nov. 4, 2018)

Quarterly Enforcement Report: July 1 - September 30, 2018

 

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

110-2018 NuVue Foods Recalls Burrito Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Nov 09, 2018

 

 

AMS

USDA Provides Guidance to Potential Food Purchase and Distribution Program (Trade Mitigation) Participants

 

@SGottliebFDA, @FDAfood

  • Ø  FDA today announced a mass seizure of FDA-regulated products that were being held under insanitary conditions at J and L Grocery in Arkansas; we’ll continue to take action against adulterated products as necessary to protect the public health https://go.usa.gov/xPwCu
  • Ø  Have you noticed that some manufacturers are already using the new Nutrition Facts Label? We’ve updated it to reflect updated scientific findings. More info here >> https://go.usa.gov/xPv4Y

November 13, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Food Additive Petitions:

Flexible Vinyl Alliance

Filed on: 11/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-24657 PDF 17 Pages (160 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  A petition to no longer provide for the use of 26 ortho-phthalates in various food contact applications because these uses have been permanently abandoned

 

Notices

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

Labeling of Certain Beers Subject to the Labeling Jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration

Filed on: 11/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-24786 PDF 7 Pages (95.6 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Estimated burden of compliance with FDCA labeling requirements for alcoholic beverages that do not meet the definition of “malt beverage”

 

Guidance:

International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products; Study Design Recommendations for Residue Studies in Honey for Establishing Maximum Residue Levels and Withdrawal Periods

Filed on: 11/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-24762 PDF 8 Pages (33.4 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Marketing Orders:

Almonds Grown in California

Filed on: 11/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-24727 PDF 24 Pages (356 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Release of a New Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illnesses for 2016 from the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration

 

AMS

USDA Cites Frutera Del Litoral USA LLC in Florida for PACA Violations

 

CVM

FDA Publishes Design Recommendations for Residue Studies in Honey

 

@FDA_ORA, @FDArecalls

  • Ø  Have you ever wondered if “red snapper” is worth the $? FDA scientists can help answer this through a project that creates DNA barcodes to ID individual fish species & solve the problem of species substitution. LEARN MORE in this #FDAConsumerUpdate: https://go.usa.gov/xP5MP
  • Ø  Alebrije Dist Wholesale Recalls Quesillo Queseria “La Milagrosa” and “Alebrije Cheese” Because of Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/Qr5zJr

November 14, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Azoxystrobin

Filed on: 11/14/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-24974 PDF 24 Pages (370 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Pesticide Product Registrations:

New Uses

Filed on: 11/14/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-24971 PDF 5 Pages (173 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Proposed uses for 7 pesticides including fungicides and herbicides used on vegetables and fruits

 

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments to Terminate Uses

Filed on: 11/14/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-24970 PDF 23 Pages (70.6 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Relating to multiple pesticides including 1 fungicide and several herbicides

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/14/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-24917 PDF 5 Pages (88.7 KB) Permalink

 

Filed on: 11/14/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/15/2018

FR Document: 2018-24918 PDF 4 Pages (86.5 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Information collection regarding survey techniques used for national estimates of crop and livestock production

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/13/2018

Pictsweet Farms

Asparagus Spears

Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

The Pictsweet Company

 

CVM

Registration Reminder: FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Public Webinar about Genome Editing in Animals on Dec. 3

 

@FDArecalls, @FDAfood

  • Ø  The Pictsweet Company Recalls 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears due to Potential for Listeria Monocytogenes http://dlvr.it/Qr9hn9
  • Ø  #RECALL - Pictsweet Co., as a precaution, recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-oz. Steam’ables Asparagus Spears b/c of potential contamination with #Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses reported to date & no other Pictsweet products are impacted. https://go.usa.gov/xPfPN
  • Ø  Congratulations to the #FSMA #TAN that has received 10,00 inquiries. From preventive controls for human food to food facility registration to lab accreditation - this team provides helpful info to food industry & consumers. https://go.usa.gov/xPfk3

November 15, 2018

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Regulatory Agenda:

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda; Regulatory Plan

Filed on: 11/15/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-23914 PDF 18 Pages (270 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Proposed Rules

Regulatory Agenda:

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Filed on: 11/15/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-24141 PDF 18 Pages (183 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Olives Grown in California:

Procedures to Meet Via Electronic Communications

Filed on: 11/15/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/16/2018

FR Document: 2018-25006 PDF 12 Pages (252 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

11/13/2018

Purveyors Kitchen

Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade

Undeclared walnuts

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

111-2018 Ron's Home Style Foods Recalls Ready to Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Nov 14, 2018

 

USDA

USDA Names Members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board

 

AMS

USDA Settles a Case with Paris Livestock Auction LLC Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty

 

@FDArecalls

  • Ø  Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade http://dlvr.it/QrGMPh

 

November 16, 2018

FDA

FDA Intends to Extend Comment Period on Use of the Names of Dairy Foods in Labeling Plant-Based Products

  • Ø  The comment period, originally ending on November 27th, is extended by 60 days.  The new end date is January 26th

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

112-2018 Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

Nov 15, 2018

 

@FDAfood

  • Ø  FDA’s new Nutrition Facts Label reflects our greater understanding of links between #diet & chronic #disease + it is more realistic about how people eat today. See how this information can help you make healthier food choices. https://go.usa.gov/xPv4Y


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