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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/25 - 4/26, 2019

May 03, 2019 9:36 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

April 25, 2019

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Rules

User Fees for Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Services

Filed on: 04/25/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-08394  PDF 11 Pages (174 KB)  Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

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

Public Health Information System

Filed on: 04/25/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-08451  PDF 8 Pages (242 KB)  Permalink

  • ·        FSIS is announcing its intention to revise the approved information collection for the FSIS Public Health Information System (PHIS) so that FSIS can make periodic updates to the numbering system on the Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness (FSIS Form 9060-5).

 

 

FDA

FDA Releases Report on Inspection and Environmental Sampling of Ice Cream Production Facilities for Harmful Bacteria

FDA To Survey Cosmetics Industry on Current Manufacturing Practices

Dockets

FDA-2019-P-1911, Citizen Petition from Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of Nexira, Ingredion and TIC Gums, Alland and Robert, Importers Service Corporation, Requests that the FDA to amend the regulation defining “dietary fiber” to add Gum Acacia to the list of “isolated or synthetic nondigestible carbohydrates that have been determined by FDA to have physiological effects that are beneficial to human health and, therefore, shall be included in the calculation of the amount of dietary fiber.” (21 C.F.R. § 101.9(c)(6)(i)).

FDA-2016-Q-3770, Petition from Johnson Nutrition Solutions LLC, for the Authorization of a Qualified Health Claim for Magnesium and Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • ·        FDA agreement for 180-day extension on response. The agency notes that it will soon be publishing a final guidance document entitled “Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed at One Eating Occasion, Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, Serving Size-Related Issues, Dual-Column Labeling, and Miscellaneous Topics”.

 

FSIS

FSIS Officials' Calendar of Meetings

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

048-2019 Grant Park Packing Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

Apr 24, 2019

 

AMS

USDA Now Accepting Applications of Seed-Propagated Hemp for Plant Variety Protection

USDA Increases the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 2018-2019 Marketing Year

Cranberry Producers to Vote on Marketing Order

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        NEW REPORT: Following a string of safety issues related to U.S. ice cream distributors, @US_FDA engaged a team to inspect & obtain environmental samples from 89 ice cream production facilities in 32 states to test for Listeria monocytogenes & Salmonella. https://go.usa.gov/xmK2b
  • ·        Many facilities were adhering to good manufacturing practices, but some were in violation of the law, which resulted in 3 voluntary recalls overseen by #FDA in 2017 & 2018. We also collaborated w/ inspected companies to help them make corrections & implement food safety plans.
  • ·        These results serve as a reminder to all food facilities distributing products in the US of the importance of complying with rules set forth to mitigate safety issues. Ultimately, we must work together to ensure all steps are taken to keep the foods available for purchase safe.
  • ·        THREAD: Today, #FDA announced new draft guidance for the initiation of voluntary recalls that builds upon 18 months of proactive and systematic improvements to the FDA’s recall processes, better protecting consumers from potentially dangerous products https://go.usa.gov/xmBg5
  • ·        We remain committed to learning from every recall and seeking out opportunities for improved processes, education and awareness in order to ensure that American consumers are kept safe from potentially harmful products.
  • ·        Today, I was honored to represent #FDA at an international meeting sponsored by WTO, WHO, & FAO to discuss digitalization of food safety & it’s impact on trade. A New Era of Smarter Food Safety is dawning that will benefit people, food producers, & the planet.
  • ·        [*retweet @wto] Frank Yiannas: In the US, consumers can not only tip the restaurants but also tip the producers. If the food system is well connected, consumers can reach the smallest farmers in no time.#FoodTrade2019
  • ·        [*retweet @wto] At the Forum on #foodsafety and Trade, Frank Yiannas, from United States Food and Drug Administration, pointed out the issue of lacking transparency in current food value chain. He believed that blockchain technologies hold the promise to address this issue.

@FDASpox

  • ·        UPDATE: Today, @CDCgov is reporting 117 people have become ill from a multi-state outbreak, previously announced by @US_FDA & CDC, of Salmonella Carrau infections likely linked to pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods. A recall was issued. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xmKZ8
  • ·        #FDA is continuing to inspect & investigate the Caito Foods processing facility and also continuing a traceback investigation to identify the specific source of these melons. Updates will continue to be provided.
  • ·        FDA is advising consumers to not eat the recalled product & to consult their healthcare provider if they suspect that they have developed symptoms that resemble a Salmonella infection. They should also report their illness to FDA. Learn about Salmonella: https://go.usa.gov/xmKZV
  • ·        NEW REPORT: Today, @US_FDA released a report on its findings from inspections & environmental sampling for Listeria monocytogenes & Salmonella at 89 ice cream production facilities in 32 states. https://go.usa.gov/xmK2b
  • ·        FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in 19 of the facilities; however, only 1 of them was found to have the pathogen on a food-contact surface. Salmonella was detected in 1 facility. @FrankYiannasFDA discusses how FDA worked w/ facilities to improve safety: https://go.usa.gov/xmK2b


April 26, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

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

Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Covered Commodities

Filed on: 04/26/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-08579  PDF 4 Pages (82.9 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Public Health Information System Export Component Fee

Filed on: 04/26/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-08547 PDF 10 Pages (157 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Administration

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Filed on: 04/26/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-08576 PDF 10 Pages (156 KB) Permalink

 

International Trade Commission

Notices

Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews:

Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey

Filed on: 04/26/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-08570 PDF 5 Pages (281 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Rapid Response Teams Mark 10 Years of Collaboration on Public Health Emergencies

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Input on the Feasibility of Establishing a Livestock Dealer Statutory Trust

 

APHIS

USDA Seeks Public Comments on its Authority to Maintain a Funding Reserve in the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection User Fee Program

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDAfood

  • ·        [*retweet @iit_ifsh] Special Offer for WGS Symposium Only! Use code SAVE_20 for 20% off your WGS Symposium Registration https://bit.ly/2T09gE7  @iit_ifsh #WGS We hope to see you on May 6th at the Chicago Marriott Southwest Burr Ridge, IL!

@FDA_ORA

  • ·        DYK #FDAORA has Rapid Response Teams (RRT) that respond quickly to human & animal food emergencies? They’ve been around for 10 years! Check out the new “FDA Voices” story to LEARN MORE about how RRTs help keep your food safe: https://go.usa.gov/xmk3y

@FDASpox

  • ·        In our latest #FDAVoices, read how FDA launched a network of state-based Rapid Response Teams that operate by the principles of the Incident Command System/National Incident Management System to respond to human and animal food emergencies. https://go.usa.gov/xmk3y

@US_FDA

The new http://FDA.gov  is coming Monday! It’s been completely redesigned to work on any of your devices. Here’s a sneak peek at the new landing pages for patients and science & research. #NewFDAgov


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