Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations 12/12 - 12/13, 2018

December 14, 2018 12:50 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

December 12, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Color Additive Petitions:

Impossible Foods, Inc.

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-26949 PDF 2 Pages (75.7 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Submitted by Impossible Foods, Inc. re: soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in plant-based, non-animal derived ground beef analogue products

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-26930 PDF 6 Pages (172 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Relating to the US Grain Standards Act
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Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-26970 PDF 3 Pages (113 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Foodborne Illness Outbreak Surveys for the FSIS Public Health Partners

 

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-27012 PDF 4 Pages (117 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate and Objective Description of Variety

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

6-Benzyladenine

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-27047 PDF 11 Pages (315 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Certain Pasta from Italy

Filed on: 12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-27001 PDF 3 Pages (82.8 KB) Permalink

 

Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China

Filed on:  12/12/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/13/2018

FR Document: 2018-26974 PDF 5 Pages (141 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

10/31/2018

DynaPro International, Inc.

Denver District Office

Dietary Supplement/New Drug/Misbranded

Not Issued *

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/11/2018

Moonstruck

Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate

Undeclared hazelnuts

Moonstruck Chocolate Company

12/11/2018

Inspired Organics

Sunflower butter

Listeria monocytogenes

Inspired Organics, LLC

12/11/2018

Achdut, Baron's, S&F, Pepperwood and others

Tahini

Salmonella

Achdut LTD

12/07/2018

Fine Land Corp.

Meiqili Durian Candy

Undeclared Milk

Fine Land Corp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDA

USDA Announces Plenary Speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

119-2018 3-D Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef Snack Stick Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Dec 09, 2018

Dec 11, 2018

 

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FNS

RIN: 0584-AE57

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

RECEIVED DATE: 08/03/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

REVIEW EXTENDED

** COMPLETED: 12/11/2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

@FDAfood, @FDArecalls

  • ·        Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Sunflower Butter Due to Potential Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QtPj3R Potential for #Listeria monocytogenes - distributed in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.
  • ·        #RECALL UPDATE: Achdut Ltd., Israel on recall b/c #Salmonella linked to all brands of #tahini products made April 7 - May 21, 2018. Exp date for #Baron’s brand tahini is May 5, 2021. All other recalled brands have exp dates of April 7 - May 21, 2020. http://go.usa.gov/xP6va

December 13, 2018

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27097 PDF 4 Pages (89.2 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Trichinae Certification Program

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Marketing Order 956 and Referendum Order:

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

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27143 PDF 21 Pages (275 KB) Permalink

 

Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington:

Change in Committee Structure for Processed Pears

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27140 PDF 12 Pages (253 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Designation for the Georgia Area consisting of the entire State of Georgia

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27142 PDF 3 Pages (79.1 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Announcing the designation of D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. to provide services under the United States Grain Standards Act

 

Meetings:

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27141 PDF 4 Pages (124 KB) Permalink

 

Requests for Nominations:

USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27139 PDF 3 Pages (94.5 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

Branding Requirements for Bovines Imported Into the United States From Mexico

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27150 PDF 10 Pages (182 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Guava Fruit from Taiwan into the Continental United States

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27053 PDF 4 Pages (99.5 KB) Permalink

 

Changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

Filed on: 12/13/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/14/2018

FR Document: 2018-27068 PDF 4 Pages (83.8 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

12/11/2018

Del Monte

Seasoned corn

Under processing

Del Monte Foods, Inc.

 

USDA

Statement of Secretary Perdue on Passage of the Farm Bill

 

National Toxicology Program

NTP Update - December 2018 now available

December 14, 2018

FDA

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on new findings and updated consumer recommendations related to the romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation

 

FSIS

Residue Repeat Violator Lists

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

121-2018 Vermont Packinghouse, LLC Recalls Raw Intact Bone-In Beef Products due to Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination

Dec 13, 2018

N/A (Class II Recall)

 

AMS

USDA Announces Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee to Meet in January

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

 

@FDA_ORA, @FrankYiannasFDA, @SGottliebFDA, @FDASpox, @US_FDA

  • ·        Does the “maple” in your cereal really contain maple syrup? You may think you’re eating what the package says, but think twice. The taste may come from added flavors. LEARN MORE about what you should know about foods & flavors: https://go.usa.gov/xPv8r
  • ·        New findings & updated consumer advice on E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. We’ll continue to use advances in new & emerging technologies to further improve our ability to track & trace products through the supply chain. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm628400.htm …
  • ·        ROMAINE INVESTIGATION UPDATE: #FDA and @CDCgov have identified one source for the E. coli romaine outbreak as the reservoir used by Adams Bros. Farms in CA. However, romaine lettuce from other farms could be affected. We will continue to investigate: https://go.usa.gov/xEqJX The farm identified is cooperating and hasn’t shipped any romaine since 11/20. They will recall all products that may have been affected and we are working with them on corrective actions before their next growing season. To date, 59 people have become sick in 15 states.
  • ·        REVISED CONSUMER ADVICE: With new info, #FDA can revise our recommendations on romaine lettuce. No need to avoid lettuce from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz & Ventura Counties harvested after 11/23. If you can’t confirm your romaine is from an unaffected source, discard immediately
  • ·        Working quickly with #CDC and state partners allowed us to efficiently find one source of the outbreak. Romaine lettuce will now be labeled on store shelves with the date and harvest origin, making it easier for us to give targeted info regarding future outbreaks.


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