Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 5/3 - 5/6, 2019

May 10, 2019 10:21 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

May 3, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Marketing Order:

Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2019-2020 Marketing Year

Filed on: 05/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-09149 PDF 32 Pages (384 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

U.S. Standards:

Grades of Apples

Filed on: 05/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-09013 PDF 10 Pages (208 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Notices

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

Pesticide Registration Application, Notification and Report for Pesticide-Producing Establishments

Filed on: 05/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-09230 PDF 4 Pages (193 KB) Permalink

 

Filing:

Petition to Modify the Tolerance and Product Labels for Glyphosate with Regard to Oats

Filed on: 05/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:05/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-09221 PDF 5 Pages (295 KB) Permalink

 

Glyphosate Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision

Filed on: 05/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:  05/06/2019

FR Document: 2019-09222 PDF 6 Pages (209 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

See also tweets below related to 3 recalls that have not yet posted to FDA’s recall website

Date

Brand

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company Name

05/02/2019

Life Rising, HoliCare

Dietary supplements

Lead

Life Rising Corporation

 

APHIS

National Poultry Improvement Plan General Conference Committee to Meet

Joint Statement on the International African Swine Fever Forum

APHIS Seeks Comment on the Pest Risk Analysis for Fresh Sapodilla Fruit Imports from Mexico into the Continental United States

APHIS Seeks Comment on the Pest Risk Analysis for Fresh Soursop Fruit Imports from Mexico Into the Continental United States

APHIS Seeks Comment on the Pest Risk Analysis For Importation of Fresh Mamey Sapote Fruit from Mexico Into the Continental United States

APHIS Seeks Comment on the Pest Risk Analysis and Risk Management Document for Fresh Mombin Fruit Imports from Mexico into the Continental United States

 

OEHHA

Proposition 65 Definition of Nickel (Soluble Compounds)

  • ·        For purposes of Proposition 65, Nickel (soluble compounds) are defined to be compounds of nickel with solubility in water of greater than 0.1 moles per liter (mol/L) at 20oC.

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDArecalls

  • ·        Ferrara Candy Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts and Wheat in Almond Supremes with a Best by Date of 4/22/2017
  • ·        GMJ Natural Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Whey Protein in "Jugo Moringa Plus Antioxidant 32 Fl Oz Jug"
  • ·        Grande Produce Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Papaya “Caribeña” Due to Potential Health Risk

@FDA_ORA

As a Consumer Safety Officer in #FDAORA, Clint Priestley works for the Audit Staff to minimize risks associated with foods that FDA regulates. He is motivated and inspired by this work each day. LEARN MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xmNXp  #IAmORA


May 6, 2019

FSIS

May 03, 2019 | PDF

  • Label Backlog Update and Tips for the Label Approval Process
  • Export Labeling Chart Now Available

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

049-2019 Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

May 04, 2019

034-2019 EXP Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Strip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

May 04, 2019

 

AMS

USDA Meat and Fish Purchase Program Announced

 

@FDACommissioner

  • ·        #FDA issued a safety alert today, warning consumers to avoid certain Life Rising dietary supplement products due to possible lead contamination. These products, mostly sold at Chicago area health clinics, include Holder-W Holder Warmer, Metabolism Cleansing & Neck-ND Neck Clear.
  • ·        Lead is a dangerous heavy metal that could harm the brain and nervous system. The company has issued a voluntary recall so consumers who have these products should stop using and return for a full refund. For more information, visit:

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·        Cobank says, until there is reliable traceability throughout the food supply chain, the advanced technology that enables faster identification of food safety issues is also increasing the likelihood of more broad-based food advisories being issued. https://www.cobank.com/corporate/news/food-safety-issues-carry-increasingly-high-risks-for-suppliers …
  • ·        [*retweet @foodsafetyprof*] The @Cornell_FSL is all in on "smarter food safety". Excited to see how @US_FDA 's "smart food safety" initiative will turn out: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/statement-acting-fda-commissioner-ned-sharpless-md-and-deputy-commissioner-frank-yiannas-steps-usher …. Check out our recent paper on smarter ways to develop pathogen environmental monitoring programs:
  • ·        [*retweet @Margarita_IEG*] "There will be no pause at FDA," says @US_FDA's acting chief Ned Sharpless at first public appearance. http://bit.ly/2V3giZG  #FDA #CBD
  • ·        [*retweet @FoodSafetyTech*] #FDA steps into a “new era” of #foodsafety … here are some of the components behind it http://bit.ly/2ZNMjZ6  #DigitalTech #traceability #ecommerce
  • ·        THREAD, SAFETY ALERT: Do not eat/sell cheese labeled as “l’Explorateur” due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by Société Fromagère de la Brie in St. Simeon, France & distributed throughout the US. https://go.usa.gov/xmR4U
  • ·        L’Explorateur cheese is packaged in clear plastic containers & sold in the form of small, circular wheels in 250g quantities. Sell by dates on the package include May 7, 2019 & May 14, 2019. Product lot codes are 7742-H 057 & 77432-H 064. Throw these cheeses away immediately.
  • ·        Although there are no reports of illness associated with this product, the firm has issued a voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. All import shipments from the Société Fromagère de la Brie firm are subject to an FDA Import Alert.
  • ·        Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms can appear from a few days up to a few weeks after consumption of the contaminated food. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xmRcC

@FDAMedia

  • ·        SAFETY ALERT: FDA is advising consumers to avoid using certain Life Rising dietary supplement products due to possible lead contamination. The company has agreed to a voluntary recall. To find out more, including which products to avoid, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xmRjY

@FDAfood

  • ·        Registration for the 2019 FDA Central Region Retail Food Protection Seminar is now LIVE! Register now at: http://ow.ly/rDn330o3NIl 

@FDArecalls

  • ·        ATTN: The system that is used to post recalls notices inadvertently tweeted old press releases to our twitter feed. Please disregard. We regret the inconvenience.

@US_FDA

  • ·        FDA is holding a public meeting entitled “Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements” on May 16. Full details and how to register can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xmktM


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