Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 2/27/2019

March 01, 2019 10:07 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

February 27, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals:

Gamma-Linolenic Acid Safflower Oil

Filed on: 02/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/28/2019

FR Document: 2019-03514 PDF 9 Pages (113 KB) Permalink



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

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

Filed on: 02/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/28/2019

FR Document: 2019-03507 PDF 10 Pages (121 KB) Permalink


Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Tolerance and Tolerance Exemption Actions:

Fenoxaprop-ethyl, Flufenpyr-ethyl, Imazapyr, Maleic hydrazide, Pyrazon, Quinclorac, Triflumizole, et. al.

Filed on: 02/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/28/2019

FR Document: C1-2019-00787  PDF 1 Page (71.5 KB) Permalink


International Trade Commission


Investigations; Determinations, Modifications, and Rulings, etc.:

Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

Filed on: 02/27/2019 at 8:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 02/28/2019

FR Document: 2019-03476 PDF 3 Pages (271 KB) Permalink



GRAS Notices



Date of Closure

FDA’s Letter


Lactobacillus curvatusDSM 18775

Jan 29, 2019

FDA has no questions (in PDF)8 (77 KB)




Product Description





Twist Pretzels

Undeclared Milk

UTZ Quality Foods, Inc.

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office


Close Out Date


Gravel Ridge Farms

Cincinnati District Office

PHS Act/Shell Egg Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *


Walnut Ridge Farm 1

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

PHS Act/Shell Egg Regulation/Adulterated

Not Issued *



Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

023-2019 McAllen Cold Storage, Ltd. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection

Feb 26, 2019


022-2019 Sahlen Packing Company, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Deli Meat Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Feb 26, 2019


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

Feb 21, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

016-2019 Lean Culinary Services, LLC Recalls Ready To Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination | En Español

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

012-2019 Q's American Best Trading Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection | En Español

Feb 04, 2019

Feb 26, 2019



AMS Imposes Five-Year Suspension in Settlement with Troy Siebels, S&S Buying Inc.



APHIS Scientist Receives 2019 FLC Laboratory Director of the Year Award



FTC Brings First Case Challenging Fake Paid Reviews on an Independent Retail Website

Made in USA

Closing letter to Gabe Verdugo, Counsel for 3D Solutech, Inc. (508.17 KB)



  • ·        [*retweet @hbottemiller] This morning at #wpc2019@SGottliebFDA said he noticed NASDA is serving soy and almond milk w/coffee. He admitted to taking a photo of it, but promised to not post it on Twitter. "My staff restrained me." #ElevateAgAccelerateFood
  • ·        Pleased to address #FDA’s state ag partners @NASDAnews on our recent steps to advance safety of produce, imported food, animal food, cell-cultured food, cannabis-derived products, use of terms like milk/cheese on plant-based products  and our share goals
  • ·        The #FDA/NASDA partnership remains especially important to #FSMA implementation. We’ve delivered on promises to offer training to farmers/regulators/states, and we’ve collaborated on new work streams, including a new inspection form and On-Farm Readiness Review program.
  • ·        #FDA continues to work with farmers, produce industry, other stakeholders and we are considering lessons learned from recent food borne illness outbreaks and how we improve safety. We look forward to continuing our work with NASDA to ensure the safety of America's food supply.


  • ·        THREAD: Pleased to address #FDA’s state ag partners - @NASDAnews - on how we continue to work together towards a new era of Smarter Food Safety through a people-led, FSMA-based, and tech-enabled strategy. Read more in @SGottliebFDA’s speech
  • ·        I look forward to continued collaborations with our state ag partners as we work to uphold #FDA’s food safety mission in this increasingly complex and global food landscape. Alone, we can do so little; Together, we can do so much.
  • ·        [*retweet @USFalumniAssn*] Frank Yiannas, MPH ’03, recently joined the @US_FDA as deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. Read about how his practice is his passion in his interview with @usfcoph #USFAlumni #ClassNotes


  • ·        US potato producers sell almost $2 billion worldwide — their top export markets include Canada and Mexico. #USMCA is on their mind and it’s important we get this deal ratified. Great to be with @ThisSpudsForYou today.






  • ·        Looking forward to being at #ICPHSO2019 tomorrow to deliver a morning keynote address and to participate in a robust discussion with my friend and colleague Commissioner Adler during the lunch session!


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