Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 1/22 - 1/25, 2019

January 25, 2019 1:21 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

January 22, 2019

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

01/17/2019

Ottogi

Various noodle products

Undeclared egg

Ottogi America, Inc.

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

005-2019 Custom Made Meals, LLC Recalls Chicken Skewer Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Jan 18, 2019

004-2019 H & T Seafood, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection

Jan 18, 2019

003-2019 Johnsonville, LLC Recalls Raw Ground Frozen Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Flavored Pork Patty Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Jan 18, 2019

002-2019 Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Simplysmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Jan 17, 2019

 

APHIS

USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Exhibition Birds in Utah, Not a Food Safety Concern

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        THREAD: We've received multiple inquiries about which critical food operations continue during the shutdown. Examples of the work that we're still doing include: 1) High-risk domestic food surveillance inspections; 2) foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak investigations;
  • ·        3) Execution of high-risk food recalls; 4) Inspection of foreign food facilities; and 5) Sampling of imported food samples (including sampling for antibiotic residue contamination and decomposition analysis). These are among critical activities ongoing by dedicated, unpaid staff.
  • ·        SHUTDOWN UPDATE: We’ve been recalling inspectors to perform critical, high risk food safety inspections. We’ve been asked how many dedicated colleagues are currently working on these unpaid assignments. More people are on the way. Here’s a current snapshot of our field resources:
  • ·        So far we’ve called back about 100 investigators and 35 supervisors to conduct and support domestic food surveillance inspections of high risk products. These professionals are in addition to FDA staff who were already working high-risk inspections, like foreign food assignments.
  • ·        In addition, at #FDA’s Office of Import and Enforcement Operations, which cover International Mail Facilities and ports of entry, we have about 450 FDA staff in the field - including investigators, compliance experts and supervisors - supporting these critical safety operations
  • ·        More staff could be on the way depending on needs. This is a snapshot of some of our current inspection work on high-risk assignments. Taken together, it's smaller than our usual footprint. But we’re targeting the riskiest products to make sure that Americans remain protected.

@FrankYiannasFDA

@SecretarySonny

  • ·        There's understandable concern about child nutrition programs, but this needs to be clear: USDA’s child nutrition programs are funded quarterly and are fully funded through the end of March. Includes National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Child & Adult Care Food programs.

@FDArecalls

Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Products http://dlvr.it/Qx15Q9

January 24, 2019

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

01/23/2019

Satur Farms

Baby Spinach and Mesclun

Product potentially contaminated with Salmonella

Satur Farms

01/23/2019

Gold Medal

Unbleached Flour

Potential Salmonella contamination

General Mills

01/23/2019

Simple Truth Organic

Fruit Puree with Nonfat Greek Yogurt pouch

Undeclared Milk

Perrigo Company

 

FSIS

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

01-19

Extension of Delayed Implementation of Verification of Revised Appendix A and B

Jan 23, 2019

Feb 01, 2020

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

006-2019 Stino Da Napoli Recalls Various Meat Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

Jan 23, 2019

 

APHIS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Florida and New York from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

Food & Water Watch

"Inspected and Passed"? No, Despite What Labels Say

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        General Mills is conducting a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020. The recall is because of potential presence of Salmonella. FDA is investigating and working with General Mills on the recall.

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        During the partial shutdown, @US_FDA continues to promptly respond to recalls. General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour. More info at http://dlvr.it/QxLqWc

@FDArecalls

  • ·        Perrigo Issues Allergy Alert For Simple Truth Organic Banana, Strawberry & Apple Puree With Nonfat Greek Yogurt http://dlvr.it/QxLqW1
  • ·        General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour http://dlvr.it/QxLqWc
  • ·        Product Recall Because of Possible Health Risk http://dlvr.it/QxLqWv

 

January 25, 2019

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

01/24/2019

Whole Foods market

Pizza, sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Product potentially contaminated with Salmonella

Whole Foods Market

 

FSIS

FSIS Directive 9900.5 Revision 1: Label Verification of Imported Meat Poultry and Egg Products

 

APHIS

USDA Continues Restrictions of a PACA Violator in South Dakota from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

 

CVM

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        General Mills is conducting a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020. The recall is because of potential presence of Salmonella. FDA is investigating and working with General Mills on the recall.
  • ·        #FDA is cautioning pet owners not to use lot 12.04.2018 of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs after it tested positive Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. https://go.usa.gov/xEBDj
  • ·        The affected product is labeled as Ground Chicken and sold online as Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect both human and animal health.
  • ·        If you have symptoms of infection, consult your health care providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms. #FDA has info on the symptoms here: https://go.usa.gov/xEBDj
  • ·        Pets can get sick from bacteria and may also be carriers of it and pass it onto their human companions without appearing to be ill. #FDA is aware of recent cases in which humans and/or animals have gotten sick from exposure to contaminated pet foods.
  • ·        #FDA is concerned about pathogens like these in any pet food. This lot of pet food poses a serious threat to human/animal health. If you have Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, lot 12.04.2018, stop feeding it to your pets.
  • ·        There are several steps consumers should take to reduce the risk of infection to human and animal health. Start by throwing away the product in a secure container where other animals cannot access it.
  • ·        Clean where product was stored; clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Also, clean up pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may be exposed

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        Study, ‘machine learning’ may help determine authenticity of tested honey samples. A New Era of Smarter Food Safety & Food Testing is dawning. #AI #MachineLearning #technology

@FDArecalls

  • ·        Satur Farms’ Recall of Baby Spinach Affects Prepared Food Items from Whole Foods Market Stores in Eight States http://dlvr.it/QxRH9h

 


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