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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - May 20 - 21, 2019

May 24, 2019 8:51 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

May 20, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado:

Modification of the Handling Regulations for Area No. 2

Filed on: 05/20/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/21/2019

FR Document: 2019-10615 PDF 16 Pages (265 KB) Permalink


Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Product Registration:

Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients

Filed on: 05/20/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/21/2019

FR Document: 2019-10502 PDF 6 Pages (89.5 KB) Permalink


Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

Filed on: 05/20/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 05/21/2019

FR Document: 2019-10561 PDF 5 Pages (288 KB) Permalink



FDA Issues Draft Guidance Regarding Use of an Alternative Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling

FDA Extends Application Period for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program to July 31




Product Description


Company Name



Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich


Farchitecture BB, LLC, dba Coolhaus



Rattan Shoot in Brine

Potential or Undeclared Allergen




U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan



May 17, 2019 | PDF

  • Label Backlog Update and Tips for the Label Approval Process
  • FSIS Posts Next Set of Establishment Specific Datasets


Product Recalled

Date of Recall

055-2019 Vienna Beef Ltd. Recalls Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

May 18, 2019

054-2019 Caito Foods LLC. Recalls Salads with Chicken Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

May 17, 2019



USDA Names Membership to Three Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Advisory Boards



NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain




RIN: 0560-AI37

Status: Pending Review

TITLE:Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program

STAGE: Final Rule


** RECEIVED DATE: 05/17/2019




FTC Approves Final Consent Order against UrthBox, Inc. and its Principal Related to Compensated Online Reviews and “Free” Trial Offer



  • ·       We will continue to look for ways to help Americans reduce daily sodium consumption, which is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure. Our latest #FDA draft guidance demonstrates our commitment to addressing this challenge in innovative ways.


  • ·       Today #FDA is issuing draft guidance on the addition of the word “salt” to potassium chloride’s ingredient name on packaged foods. We want to increase awareness that this ingredient is similar to sodium-based salt – plus it contains potassium.




  • ·       I know that there is great public interest in the development of therapies/other consumer products derived from cannabis. A big topic is cannabidiol (CBD) & a key question is how we, as FDA, are going to address this.
  • ·       Focusing on CBD, we have outlined a step-wise approach to evaluate the regulatory strategy to determine whether it is safe to include CBD in foods or other consumer products. The goal is to do this as quickly as possible without risking public health.
  • ·       When CBD is put into consumer products like food, we must understand safe levels and impacts on people who might, for example, ingest large quantities or have health issues. As a matter of good public policy and public health, we need to avoid unsafe levels of CBD in food.
  • ·       CRITICAL: to our current knowledge, very little research has been conducted to understand critical issues such as: the impact of cumulative CBD exposure in healthy people; risks for people with concurrent illness, pregnancy; what happens if you take CBD with other drugs.
  • ·       A key goal of the 5/31 hearing & public docket is to gather all available data to help us answer these questions about CBD, & other cannabis products, ensuring that the American public is protected. That’s what consumers expect of the FDA –science-based decisions to keep us safe.
  • ·       FDA’s also aware some companies are marketing cannabis products in ways that violate the law. Our biggest concern is products that put the health/safety of consumers at greatest risk, such as those claiming to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure serious diseases, such as cancer.
  • ·       In sum, the steps we’re taking will allow us to get input from stakeholders; define the current science; set a path for information needed in the future; clarify how to regulate these products; and, help keep the American public safe.


  • ·       Salmonella outbreaks: 52 people sick in 21 states. These illnesses have been linked to contact with chickens and ducklings in backyard flocks.

May 21, 2019


APHIS Announces the Finalized Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards



  • ·       Today, I met with @FDA_ORA leadership & staff. I’ve been looking forward to meeting them as I appreciate their “boots on the ground” approach. They are the beating heart of the FDA, and I can’t wait to visit their field offices and international mail facilities in the future.



  • ·       RECALL: Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding its pet food recall to include an additional lot of Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 3389. *New* Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T21. FMI:


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