Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/7 - 2/8, 2018

February 08, 2019 3:47 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

February 7, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Guidance:

Public Warning and Notification of Recalls

Filed on: 02/07/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/08/2019

FR Document: 2019-01603 PDF 6 Pages (101 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses:

Statements of Findings for September 2018

Filed on: 02/07/2019 at 8:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/08/2019

FR Document: 2019-01535 PDF 6 Pages (104 KB) Permalink

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

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

Jan 23, 2019

Feb 06, 2019

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

Jan 17, 2019

Feb 06, 2019

 

GRAS Notices

GRAS No.

Substance

827

Preparation containing three bacterial phages specific to several Escherichia coli serotypes

826

Dihydroquercetin

825

Beta-galactosidase from Kluyveromyces lactis

824

Salmocin

823

Rebaudioside E

822

Curcumin

821

Glucosylated steviol glycosides

820

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-APHIS

RIN: 0579-AE47

Status: Pending Review

TITLE:Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release Into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

** RECEIVED DATE: 02/06/2019

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

@FDAfood

  • ·        Registered for the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC 2019)? We’re looking at you > academia, government, industry, consumer advocacy groups & professional organizations! Sign-up before Feb 7 for 12% discount! http://cfsec2019.fightbac.org  #foodsafety2019

@FDA_ORA

  • ·        The Nutrition Facts label that you see on packaged foods or when preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. Last fall, FDA made changes to these labels to reflect updated scientific findings to help you make more informed choices about the foods you eat. https://go.usa.gov/xPHeJ 

February 8, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/08/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2019

FR Document: 2019-01812 PDF 2 Pages (86.2 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Several OMB approved information collections, including “Recommendations for Early Food Safety Evaluation of New Non-Pesticidal Proteins Produced by New Plant Varieties Intended for Food Use”

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

Annual State Report on Verification of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation

Filed on: 02/08/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/11/2019

FR Document: 2019-01726 PDF 5 Pages (147 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Paving the Road to Produce Safety Rule Inspections

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to strengthen the agency’s process for issuing public warnings and notifications of recalls

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

007-2019 Harvest Food Group, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen | En Español

Jan 25, 2019

Feb 07, 2019

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

Jan 18, 2019

Feb 07, 2019

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California, Florida and Georgia from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Cites Sarita Ranch Provission Inc. in California for PACA Violations

USDA Settles a Case with Beltex Corporation dba Frontier Meats Resulting in a $8,400 Penalty

USDA Proposes Amendments to Regulations Governing Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards)

 

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        Today, we took another important step by issuing final guidance on public warnings and notifications of many FDA-regulated product recalls. It outlines situations where #FDA will more actively warn the public of recalls/safety issues https://go.usa.gov/xENQh
  • ·        FDA finalizes guidance on public recall warnings - POLITICO

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

 

@FDASpox

  • ·        Today, the #FDA took yet another meaningful step in improving our recall processes of many FDA-regulated products by announcing final guidance on public warnings and notifications of recalls. Read more about it in a statement from @SGottliebFDA https://go.usa.gov/xENQh
  • ·        In our latest #FDAVoices, read more about FDA’s unprecedented amount of outreach, visiting farms and regulatory partners all over the world to get feedback and insights on the most effective and feasible ways to prevent produce contamination. https://go.usa.gov/xEN2T

 

@FDAanimalhealth

  • ·        In recent months, there have been multiple pet food recalls due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in dog food.
  • ·        In November 2018, 9 brands of dry dog food were recalled https://go.usa.gov/xENUa
  • ·        In January 2019, >20 varieties of Hill’s Science Diet & Prescription Diet canned (not dry) dog food were recalled https://go.usa.gov/xENUK
  • ·        Pet owners should STOP FEEDING these recalled products immediately & contact a vet if their dog shows symptoms of vitamin D toxicity.
  • ·        FDA is working with manufacturers to investigate the issue & make sure corrective steps are taken.
  • ·        Contact your vet if your dog shows symptoms such as: vomiting, ↓appetite, ↑thirst, ↑urination, excessive drooling, weight loss. These may be signs of vitamin D toxicity, which can lead to kidney failure & death.
  • ·        If a vet determines that your dog has vit. D toxicity & suspects it’s related to dog food, report it to FDA. Here’s how: https://go.usa.gov/xENH5  Be sure to include brand, lot #, best by date.
  • ·        When reporting a pet food-related issue to FDA, please be sure to include as much detail as possible – especially the LOT NUMBER & BEST BY DATE from the packaging https://go.usa.gov/xENH5 . This critical info can help us save lives!
  • ·        Tip: When you purchase new pet food, use your phone to snap a photo of the lot number and best by date – just in case.


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