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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/16 - 4/19, 2019

April 19, 2019 9:30 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

April 16, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards

Filed on: 04/16/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/17/2019

FR Document: 2019-07706 PDF 6 Pages (32.8 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Rescission of Dual Labeling Requirements for Certain Packages of Meat and Poultry

Filed on: 04/16/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/17/2019

FR Document: 2019-07634 PDF 19 Pages (252 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Import Requirements:

Fresh Fragrant Pears from China into the United States

Filed on: 04/16/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/17/2019

FR Document: 2019-07665 PDF 6 Pages (181 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey

Filed on: 04/16/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/17/2019

FR Document: 2019-07807 PDF 4 Pages (14.1 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Salmonella Carrau Linked to Pre-cut Melons

Dockets

FDA-2014-P-0823, Citizen Petition From Richard D. Burk, Requests That the FDA Provide a Warning Label on Baking Soda Products by Amending 21 C.F.R. section 331.30(f).

  • ·        FDA denied petition requesting the warnings on baking soda related to the product’s use in the manufacture of illegal drugs finding that when packaged and promoted primarily for uses other than drug/antacid uses (e.g., baking ingredient, refrigerator deodorant, household cleaner), sodium bicarbonate powder does not pose a threat and the petitioner failed to provide evidence that any of the proposed labeling changes would be likely to appreciably affect the use of sodium bicarbonate products to manufacture and distribute illegal drugs (e.g., crack cocaine).

 

USDA

Upcoming Changes to the May 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report

 

FSIS

FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 50: Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDA_ORA

@FDASpox

  • ·        FDA’s animal genome editing webinar is next Thursday, April 25 from 1 – 3 p.m. Register and submit your questions now! https://go.usa.gov/xEepX

April 18, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Food Labeling: Nutrition Facts Label and Supplement Facts Label

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:  04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07929 PDF 10 Pages (44.9 KB) Permalink

 

Registration of Food Facilities

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07839 PDF 8 Pages (38.6 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

United States Standards for Grades of Processed Vegetables

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07899 PDF 6 Pages (153 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

Summer Food Service Program

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07941 PDF 6 Pages (150 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Rules

Pesticide Petitions:

Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07840 PDF 9 Pages (310 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Meetings:

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee

Filed on: 04/18/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2019

FR Document: 2019-07837 PDF 3 Pages (81.6 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Issues Draft Guidance Regarding the Declaration of Allulose on the Nutrition Facts Label

(DRAFT) The Declaration of Allulose and Calories from Allulose on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels

Dockets

FDA-2019-P-1781, Citizen Petition from Association of Independent Banana Producers of Guatemala, Request for modifications to section 21 CFR § 112.44 (a)(2) and section 21 CFR § 112.43 (b) of subpart E in Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

  • ·        Requests changes to FSMA related to E.Coli contamination because 90% of surface waters in Guatemala are contaminated with feces.

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

04/17/2019

Weis Quality

Banana Puddin’ Ice Cream

Undeclared Egg

Weis Markets

04/13/2019

Chips Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookie

May contain an unexpected solidified ingredient

Mondelēz Global LLC

 

USDA

U.S. Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia

 

AMS

AMS Settles a Case with Mahan Packing Co Inc.

 

FTC

FTC Approves Final Consents Settling Charges that Hockey Puck Seller, Companies Selling Recreational and Outdoor Equipment Made False ‘Made in USA’ Claims

Statement of Commissioner Rohit Chopra Regarding Activating Civil Penalties for Made In USA Fraud

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        THREAD, RECALL ALERT: Mondelēz Global @MDLZ issued a nationwide recall of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy! 13 oz. packages because they may contain an unexpected solidified ingredient associated with possible adverse health effects. https://go.usa.gov/xmjXw
  • ·        Consumers should check the UPCs & “Best When Used By Dates” on packages. If you have recalled @ChipsAhoy cookies, do not eat them & contact the company at 844-366-1171 for more info. Click here for UPCs & dates included in the recall: https://go.usa.gov/xmjXw

@FDAfood

  • ·        Today FDA issued draft guidance on declaration of carbohydrates, total & added sugars for products containing #allulose, a sweetener, on the Nutrition Facts label - including calculating allulose caloric value to assist w/ Nutrition Facts label reqs. https://go.usa.gov/xmjcq

@CDC

  • ·        Listeria outbreak: 8 infections in 4 states linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. Pregnant women, adults over age 65, and people with weakened immune systems should heat deli meats to 165°F before eating. https://go.usa.gov/xmjX7

 

April 19, 2019

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 04/19/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/22/2019

FR Document: 2019-08006 PDF 3 Pages (90 KB) Permalink

  • ·        Special Need Request Under the Plant Protection Act

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Filed on: 04/19/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/22/2019

FR Document: 2019-08135 PDF 14 Pages (251 KB) Permalink

 

USDA

United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

 

AMS

Importation of Hemp Seeds

USDA Announces $23 Million in Grants Available to Local and Regional Food Systems

 

FNS

USDA Launches SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot

 

OEHHA

Understanding and Applying Read-Across for Human Health Risk Assessment

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-APHIS

RIN: 0579-AC98

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Plant Pest Regulations; Update of General Provisions

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 12/19/2018

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 04/18/2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

National Academies

Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop

  • ·        On August 1-2, 2018, the Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 1.5-day public workshop that reviewed the current and emerging knowledge on the concept of sustainable diets within the field of food and nutrition. This publication summarizes the discussions that took place throughout the workshop which explored how sustainable diets could impact dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health. Broadly, the workshop explored sustainable diets and relevant impacts for cross-sector partnerships, policy, and research.

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDAfood

  • ·        [*retweet @foodsafetygov*] OUTBREAK: 13 people sick with Salmonella in 7 states. Ask if your sushi is made with recalled tuna from Jensen Tuna. Do not eat it if you can’t tell where the tuna is from. This includes spicy tuna. https://go.usa.gov/xmbkV


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