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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 3/28 - 3/29, 2019

March 29, 2019 1:08 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 28, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


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

Recordkeeping Requirements for Microbiological Testing and Corrective Measures for Bottled Water

Filed on: 03/28/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-06069  PDF 4 Pages (14.8 KB) Permalink


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request;

Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production; Recordkeeping and Registration Provisions

Filed on: 3/26/2018 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-05757 PDF 4 Pages


Agriculture Department

Grain Fees:

Official Inspection and Weighing Services under the United States Grain Standards Act

Filed on: 03/28/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-06079 PDF 5 Pages (207 KB) Permalink



FDA Grants Citizen Petition for Dietary Fiber

  • ·        “cross-linked phosphorylated RS4”--regardless of source—will be added to the definition of dietary fiber.  

FDA Announces Produce Safety Rule Enforcement Discretion Policy for Certain Commodities




Product Description





Capsules marketed as a dietary supplement for male enhancement

Tainted with sildenafil, tadalafil, desmethyl carbodenafil, dithiodesmethyl carbodenafil, scutellarin and daidzein

Ata Int. Inc.



USDA Issues Complaint to Michael W. Whitten for Alleged Violations of the P&S Act

USDA Seeks Nominees for American Egg Board



FDA Issues Revised Question & Answer Draft Guidance on Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation



FTC Chairman Releases 2018 Annual Highlights



NAD Recommends Discontinuance Of Health And Doctor Recommended Advertising Claims For Mommy’s Bliss Cough Syrups & Probiotics Drops

NAD Recommends Discontinuance Of Performance, Speed-Of-Action And Pediatrician Recommended Claims For Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water



  • ·        #FDA wants to hear from you! We’ve opened public comment on revised draft guidance for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule. VFDs authorize the use of medically important antimicrobials in feed/water for food-producing animals. Visit:



  • ·        .@FrankYiannasFDA I see a lot of change at GMA. Change is welcome. I think there will be a lot of continued alignment with the work we do at @US_FDA. #GMASciForum


  • ·        #FDA is taking a science-based approach to allow additional fibers to be added to the Nutrition Facts Label if evidence shows they’re beneficial to health. Today, we responded to a petition allowing manufacturers to count another nondigestible carbohydrate as a fiber on labels.
  • ·        To meet the definition of dietary fiber, a carbohydrate must show health benefits. #FDA has determined that this new fiber can reduce insulin levels following a meal.

March 29, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


Reinstatement of Color Additive Listing for Lead Acetate

Filed on: 03/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-06238 PDF 7 Pages (93.8 KB) Permalink


International Trade Commission


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

Crawfish Tail Meat from China; Institution of a Five-Year Review

Filed on: 03/29/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-06190 PDF 12 Pages (385 KB) Permalink



Remarks from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., as prepared for testimony before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations on FDA’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget




Product Description





Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate bars

Undeclared Milk

Theo Chocolate


Thomas Hammer

Blueberry Bread

Undeclared Egg

Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc.



USDA Approves Disaster SNAP, School Meals Waiver for Nebraska Disaster Areas


  • ·        We've issued petition response allowing for another non-digestible carbohydrate to be counted as a dietary #fiber on food labels. Dietary fibers must show health benefits to be labeled as such, & this one has been shown to reduce insulin levels.
  • ·        Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, & more now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie info before you order that egg sandwich, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating … #NationalNutritionMonth
  • ·        Raw milk can carry dangerous bacteria - Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter - that cause foodborne illness aka food poisoning. Get the facts on raw milk vs. pasteurized milk
  • ·        #SOPHE2019 Friday morning, Maya Maroto will be part of the Health Communications Campaigns panel; listen & find out about US FDA's food safety plans for the next generation.



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