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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/9 - 4/11, 2019

April 12, 2019 10:03 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

April 9, 2019

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 04/09/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/10/2019

FR Document: 2019-07055  PDF 5 Pages (92.5 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Importation of Plants in Approved Growing Media into the United States

Filed on: 04/09/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/10/2019

FR Document: 2019-07071 PDF 4 Pages (100 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Commission

Notices

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

Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey

Filed on: 04/09/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/10/2019

FR Document: 2019-07045 PDF 2 Pages (273 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

04/05/2019

Brian Richardson dba In Tha Pink

Ground Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee

Contains Sildenafil and Tadalafil

Brian Richardson dba In Tha Pink

 

FSIS

USDA’s FSIS Condemns The Washington Post for False Reporting on a Critical Public Health Issue

FSIS Directive 8150.1, Retail Store Use of Descriptive Designation for Needle- or Blade-Tenderized Raw Beef Products as Required by 9 CFR 317.2(e)(3)

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

043-2019 JBS Plainwell, Inc. Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Apr 08, 2019

N/A (Class II Recall)

 

AMS

AMS Enters into Consent Decision with Fort Payne Stockyards Inc.

USDA Section 32 Dried Plums Purchase Program Announced

USDA Section 32 Fresh Pear Purchase Program Announced

 

OEHHA

Acetaminophen Selected by OEHHA for Consideration for Listing by the Carcinogen Identification Committee and Request for Relevant Information on the Carcinogenic Hazard of this Chemical

 

FTC

Statement of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition Regarding Announcement that Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group have Terminated Their Acquisition Agreement

 

NAD

NARB Recommends Dyson Modify or Discontinue Certain Claims, Approves Others, For Dyson Purifier Fans, Following Guardian Technologies Challenge

  • ·        A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (“NARB”) has found that Dyson, Inc. did not provide a reasonable basis for two advertising claims for Dyson’s purifier fans Pure Hot & Cool Link and Pure Cool Link (the “Dyson Fans”), and recommended that they be modified or discontinued.  In the same proceeding, NARB found in favor of Dyson on three other issues. The advertising at issue had been challenged by Guardian Technologies, LLC (“Guardian”) before the National Advertising Division (“NAD”)

 

@FDASpox

  • ·        REMINDER: #FDA is holding a public webinar on Apr. 25 about genome editing in animals to discuss promising uses, the science behind it & how we regulate intentional genomic alterations in animals. Register today! https://go.usa.gov/xEepX

@FDACommissioner

  • ·        It’s my first full week at FDA, and I’m excited to get started. We have an important public health mission, and I’m committed to supporting the amazing team at FDA.


April 11, 2019

Federal Register

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Publication Method for Lists of Foreign Countries Eligible to Export Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products to the United States

Filed on: 04/11/2019 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-06915  PDF

23 Pages (289 KB)  Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Change in Membership and Nominations:

Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order

Filed on: 04/11/2019 at 8:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-07317  PDF

19 Pages (296 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Announcing Public Meeting to Discuss Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements

 

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason / Problem

Company

04/09/2019

Corner Store Market

Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Wraps, and Salads

Listeria monocytogenes

Great American Marketing Company

 

FSIS

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Recall Distribution List

045-2019 Yoakum Packing Co. Recalls Venison Sausage Products Due to Mislabeling

Apr. 10, 2019

N/A (Class II Recall)

 

AMS

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

USDA Reschedules Frozen Mangos Inclusion Referendum to May

USDA Fruit Purchase Program Announced

USDA Seeks Hass Avocado Board Nominees

 

FTC

Geniux Dietary Supplement Sellers Barred from Unsupported Cognitive Improvement Claims

 

GAO

CHILD NUTRITION: Observations on USDA Actions to Improve Program Integrity and Address Improper Payments 

 

@US FDA

 

@FDA Food

  • ·        Registration is open for the FDA's public meeting : "Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements." The May 16th meeting will be held in our College Park, Maryland office & via the web. More information here >> https://go.usa.gov/xmYfb 
  • ·        This public meeting will give interested parties an opportunity to present ideas for facilitating responsible innovation in the dietary supplement industry while preserving the FDA's ability to protect the public from unsafe, misbranded, or otherwise unlawful dietary supplements.
  • ·        Germs are everywhere. Protect yourself and your family from getting sick by washing your hands before eating or preparing food. https://go.usa.gov/xmr6f 
  • ·        You can now find calorie information at many salad bars and buffets. Compare calorie info then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating http://www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu …
  • ·        Easy access to >300 publications & videos on #foodsafety, nutrition, cosmetics, dietary supplements & #foodindustry info in CFSAN’s Education Resource Library https://epublication.fda.gov/epub/  #NationalLibraryWeek
  • ·        For the FDA “Winning on Reducing Food Waste” means: standard “best if used by” date labeling; better understanding & obstacles to effective, safe donation, & recovery of unsold foods; uniform food safety message along w/ USDA & EPA. #NoWastedFood https://go.usa.gov/xmCtc 
  • ·        Looking to eat healthier when eating out on #datenight? Calorie information can help you decide if you might want to share with a friend or save some for later. To learn more, visit http://www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu …
  • ·        Attending #NSTA19? Come by FDA’s Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition booth 1187 to find out about the FREE curriculum guides we have for middle & high school science educators! Done in conjunction with @NSTA.

 

@Ned Sharpless

  • ·        Earlier this year, #FDA highlighted new steps we’re taking to strengthen the regulation of dietary supplements by modernizing & reforming oversight. Today, I’m excited to announce we’re hosting a public meeting next month to discuss responsible innovation in supplements.
  • ·        On May 16, we’ll discuss how we regulate supplements, including our abilities/limitations within existing resources/authorities & we’ll discuss our continued interest/willingness to collaborate with stakeholders. Learn more & sign up: https://go.usa.gov/xmYvg 

 

@Frank Yiannas

  • ·        [retweet] @sultani_yar  “The issue of food safety and food waste are intertwined, with research showing that there is confusion over the meaning behind date labeling terminology on food packages that have an adverse effect on food waste.” said FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas.
  • ·        [RETWEET] @CHANVU Frank Yiannas took office as the #FDA's top man for #foodsafety in Dec. 2018. In his first 100 days, much has been achieved but the promise of what's to come could be revolutionizing the #foodsupplychain and food safety! #blockchain blog.chainvu.com
  • ·        Earlier this year, I spoke @myGFSI about how Smarter Food Safety is people-led, FSMA-based, & technology-enabled. Thank you @FoodSafetyTech for the read on why the time is NOW to further modernize our food safety approaches. More to come. Stay tuned.
  • ·        On May 16, #FDA will invite consumers to discuss the agency’s efforts to modernize & reform its oversight of the expanding dietary supplement industry, which has grown from a $4 billion to $40 billion industry over the past 25 years.
  • ·        Participants will discuss facilitating responsible innovation in the dietary supplement industry while preserving the FDA’s ability to protect the public from unsafe, misbranded, or otherwise unlawful dietary supplements. Don’t miss out – sign up now! https://go.usa.gov/xmYvg 

 

@Jennifer Rodriguez

  • ·        Mark your calendars! On May 16th, #FDA is hosting a public meeting to discuss responsible innovation in dietary supplements. This meeting is part of our efforts to modernize & reform oversight, while ensuring flexibility & balancing consumer protection: https://go.usa.gov/xmYvg 
  • ·        Today, Anna Abram, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation and International Affairs, spoke at @StrengthenFDA event about the agency’s priorities in areas like addiction, competition, and nutrition & her role in further strengthening our global footprint & partnerships.

 

@FTC

  • ·        Geniux dietary supplement sellers barred from unsupported cognitive improvement claims


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