Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/22 - 2/25, 2019

March 01, 2019 10:05 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

February 22, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

Filed on: 02/22/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/25/2019

FR Document: 2019-03197 PDF 10 Pages (116 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 02/22/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/25/2019

FR Document: 2019-03133 PDF 4 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Stakeholder Input on Federal outreach to Control Listeria Monocytogenes at Retail

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

017-2019 J Bar B Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Smoked Sausage Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Feb 21, 2019

 

013-2019 Richwell Group, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection | En Español

Feb 05, 2019

Feb 21, 2019

 

FNS

Members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced

 

AMS

USDA Improves the Official Fall Number Testing Determination for Wheat

USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Soybean Board

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FNS

RIN: 0584-AE61

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Providing Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 07/11/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

REVIEW EXTENDED

** COMPLETED: 02/21/2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

GAO

Army Corps of Engineers: Information on Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting Activities

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        Kratom poison control calls up more than 50-fold from 2011 to 2017 - http://UPI.com

@FrankYiannasFDA

@SecretarySonny

  • ·        Speaking to @USDA’s 96th Ag Outlook Forum, challenging ag folks to counter the “Fear Your Food” movement. To tell the story that our food technology, including biotechnology, is safe and our environmental protection is solid. Even more important with growing world population.
  • ·        Wonderful to be w/my friends and counterparts from Canada & Mexico, @L_MacAulay & @vmva1950. We back the strong USMCA trade deal. We also want to combat the “Fear Your Food” movement by stressing the safety of our food supply. We rely on sound science, not political science.

@FDA_ORA

  • ·        FDA’s Special Agents/@TheJusticeDept: 3 federal cases allege illegal importation and sale of “herbal” sexual enhancement pills that contained pharmaceutical drugs, falsely marketed as herbal remedies for men https://go.usa.gov/xEQyd

@USCPSC

February 25, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers

Filed on: 02/25/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-03282 PDF  6 Pages (25.5 KB) Permalink

 

Guidance:

Assessing the Effects of Food on Drugs in Investigational New Drug Applications and New Drug Applications--Clinical Pharmacology Considerations

Filed on: 02/25/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-03247 PDF 6 Pages (106 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemption:

Waxes and Waxy Substances, Rice Bran, Oxidized

Filed on: 02/25/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-03295 PDF 15 Pages (402 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

02/21/2019

Meijer

Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Undeclared soy

Meijer

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSIS

Feb 22, 2019 | PDF

  • Label Backlog Update and Tips for the Label Approval Process
  • FSIS Announces Industry Testing of PHIS Export Component
  • FSIS Announces New Date for PHIS Export Component’s Second Country Group

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

020-2019 Bellisio Foods Recalls Boneless Pork Rib Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Feb 23, 2019

019-2019 Fulton Seafood Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Feb 22, 2019

018-2019 TV Food LLC. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Feb 22, 2019

 

 

OMB

 

AGENCY: USDA-APHIS

RIN: 0579-AC92

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Scrapie in Sheep and Goats

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 09/06/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

REVIEW EXTENDED

** COMPLETED: 02/22/2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

 

@SGottliebFDA

  • ·        Kratom is an opioid. #FDA continues to be deeply concerned that it’s widespread recreational use is contributing to the opioid addiction crisis. People are abusing kratom and, in some cases, are unaware that they’re using an opioid with addictive qualities https://www.usatoday.com/

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        A new era of food traceability is dawning, driven by a) consumer expectations, b) new & emerging technologies that make it possible, & c) strong public health & business case for doing so. One step-up & one step-back is outdated for the 21st Century. https://www.npr.org
  • ·         “You can’t police food safety in several thousand food businesses; there are not the number of inspectors for every food business, so you have to have a food safety culture.” - Wayne Anderson, FSA Ireland @FSAIinfo https://www.foodnavigator.com/

@FDAfood

  • ·        Use “ugly” fruits or vegetables to whip up healthy smoothies & soups for your friends & family. Still delicious & no one will notice the difference! https://go.usa.gov/xEy3K  #Foodwaste

@FDA_ORA




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